Back in civilian life, an ex-mercenary soldier (Christopher Walken) accepts an offer by an American businessman to overthrow a small African government. Making plans to lead the coup, Walken visits the country in the guise of a nature photographer. Suspicious, the government throws Walken into prison and subjects him to torture. While in prison, he meets a dissident political leader. Finally free, Walken is deported. Back in the United States, Walken recruits his band of mercenaries and makes a raid on the military headquarters of the country's dictator and completes the coup. But not entirely: Walken has been moved by the dissident leader he met while imprisoned, and has a nasty surprise for his American businessman sponsor. From Frederick Forsyth's intense, best-selling novel.
|Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.|