Medical and de-mining personnel for the United Nations must escape from war-torn Angola before revolutionaries kill them.
Genre – Action
Director(s) – Timothy Bond
Writer(s) – Peter Jobin and Harry Alan Towers
Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged bridge financing
Distributor(s) – Prophecy Entertainment, First Look International (US DVD)
Release Date – 2000
Major Cast and Crew Credits and Awards:
Directed by Timothy Bond (Robocop, Animorphs, Goosebumps, The Hitchhiker; Gemini Award nominations for Top Cops and Friday the 13th).
Written by Peter Jobin (Happy Birthday to Me, Queen’s Messenger, Dorian, Witness to a Kill; Gemini Award nomination for Friday the 13th) and Harry Alan Towers (Bullet to Beijing, Black Arrow, The Face of Fu Manchu, The Brides of Fu Manchu, Call of the Wild).
Stars Patric Bergin (Patriot Games, Eye of the Beholder, Mountains of the Moon, Map of the Human Heart, Berserker; won Welsh BAFTA Best Actor Award for Morphine and Dolly Mixtures; nominated for Best Supporting Actor Saturn Award for Sleeping With the Enemy; 55 other films and TV projects) and Désirée Nosbusch (Good Morning Babylon, Killer Deal, The Contaminated Man).
Cast includes Dan Petronijevic (Angel Eyes, The Prince & Me, American Pie 5: The Naked Mile, Blind Faith); Nina Muschallik (The World is Not Enough, Goal and Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express); Mpho Lovinga (Catch a Fire, Max and Mona) and Ian Roberts (Tsotsi, Wah-Wah, Cry the Beloved Country, Tarzan and the Lost City).
Executive producer: Harry Alan Towers (The Hitman, Cry the Beloved Country, Ten Little Indians, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu; Genie Award nom for Klondike Fever; 53 other films and TV projects).
Producers: Michael L. Games (Bopha, Mandela and de Klerk, Schweitzer, Kickboxer 5) and Gary Howsam (Back in the Day, My 5 Wives, Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled, Cord).
Original music by Russell Stirling (Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday, Sweet Murder).
Cinematography by Desmond Burmeister (Song and Dance Man).
Film Editing by Ettie M. Feldman (Sweating Bullets, Act of Piracy, Bravo Two Zero).
Art Direction by Emilia Roux (Sarafina, Cry the Beloved Country, Racing Stripes, American Ninja 4: The Annihilation, Platoon Leader).
Costume Design by Jo Katsaras (Hearts and Minds, Racing Stripes, Yankee Zulu, The Young Black Stallion).
Special effects supervisors: David Goldstein (debut) and Roly Jansen (Spring Break Shark Attack, The Triangle, Dracula 3000).
German TV premiere in January 2001; U.S. DVD premiere November 2001; Norway video premiere August 2002.
Internet Database entry for High Explosive