A crew of white Vietnam veterans pose as black men by wearing sophisticated Mission: Impossible-style masks to rip off money and drugs from a Mob-owned casino using their combat skills. A racial gang war results.
The leader of the vets is their one-armed, scar-faced former lieutenant, who talks with a voicebox.
Sergeant Stangman (Stafford Morgan) has connections to the Mafia and is forced to broker a drug deal with the boys in the hood.
Thinking he’s pulled one off for the police force, he is taken out by a Mafia sniper, at which point all hell breaks loose.
The cars, clothes, moustaches and hairstyles are pure 70s but there is virtually no plot or motivation – just a bunch of scenes of slaughter. The production values are cheaper than cheap and the storytelling is so sloppy that it’s never clear which character is supposed to be the protagonist.
Mike Lane, Richard X. Slattery and Rockne Tarkington star.
Code Name: Zebra was a 1987 sequel.
Richard X. Slattery