Gale Force

"Bad"

Gale Force Review


I have a soft spot for reality TV, but Treat Williams' latest C-grade actioner is so bad it can't even keep a Survivor-head like me intrigued.

From the get-go, the movie is nothing but ridiculous. Williams plays a "bad boy" cop who never listens to his captain, and thus tries to take on a gang of kidnappers all by himself. He even drives his car off a suspension bridge -- and manages to land it on the pavement, still driving along!

His antics get him suspended, and soon enough he's on a reality show called Treasure Hunt, where eight people search for $10 million! Not only is it 10 times the prize of any real game show, it's buried in cash. Somehow, the host (think Mark DeCarlo) owes bookies a lot of money, so he pays off some ex-Navy SEALs to kill the cast so he can get the money himself. Meanwhile, a hurricane is coming, "out of nowhere." If you don't think Treat can get his fat self and his fellow cast members out of this jam, well, you haven't seen The Substitute 4.

People often tell me how stupid reality TV is. To those who prefer fictional fare, I give you... Gale Force.



Gale Force

Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 15th January 2002

Production compaines: Phoenician Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

IMDB: 3.8 / 10

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Starring: as Sam Garrett, Susan Walters as Susan Billings, Cliff DeYoung as Stuart McMahon, as Philip Edwards, as Jared, as Steve Chaney, as Kim Nelson, Dave Hager as Whitney, as Tina Mason, William Zabka as Rance, Eric James Virgets as Jeffries, Bruce Nozick as Jack MacRae, as Mindi Rain, Robert Clotworthy as Bill Cassidy

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