Amsterdam Kill


"...simply sucks chunks."

- Mighty Peking Man

Amsterdam Kill (1977)

Director: Robert Clouse

Producer: Andre Morgan

Writer: Robert Clouse, Gregory Tiefer

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Richard Egan, Leslie Nielsen, Bradford Dillman, Keye Luke, George Kee Cheung, Chan Sing

Running Time: 90 min.

Plot: Robert Mitchum plays a seedy ex-narc brought out of forced retirement by a former colleague suspected of being part of an international dope ring. Filmed on location in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.


MIGHTY PEKING MAN'S REVIEW: "Amsterdam Kill" is another reason why Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon, Game of Death '78, Black Belt Jones) is one of the worst directors of all time - that's being a little harsh but it's so true. Like "The Big Brawl", "Cannonball Run", and "High Road to China", this Golden Harvest/Hollywood partnership project fails to deliver. The legendary Robert Mitchum, who is not so legendary here, resembles a bloated drunk who looks as if he just woke up in a deep hangover throughout the whole film - and this isn't on purpose. Mitchum plays a disgraced ex-drug enforcement agent who is called back into action to bring a foreign drug cartel to justice with the help of his partner, George Cheung (who doesn't know how to "act" like he's washing his face - see the movie if you don't believe me.). The whole movie is an irritating bore with horrid action sequences that drag on forever. I'll be honest, the fast-forward button was my best friend during this movie.

One interesting thing about this movie is the presence of a few, then-unknown, Hong Kong cinema heavies including: Yuen Wah (Police Story III, Dragons Forever) and Yuen Biao (Iceman Cometh, Righting Wrongs) as well as a few other familair faces that I can't seem to identify. George Cheung, who plays Mitchum's partner is a highly recognizable "droopy-eyed" Asian actor who has appeared in dozen Hollywood films including "Big Trouble in Little China" and "Lethal Weapon 4". Also interesting to see and hear Keye Luke, who was known for playing "Kato" years before Bruce Lee did, and dubbing the infamous "voice" for "Mr. Han" (played by Shih Kien) in "Enter the Dragon".

With all this said, don't waste your time or money watching "Amsterdam Kill" because it simply sucks chunks.