The Delta Force (1986), which
spawned an entire series of sequels, was your standard
blow 'em to bits 80's movie. The movie starred Chuck Norris
as Major Scott McCoy
and Lee Marvin as Colonel Nick Alexander. The move
received mixed reviews when it was released, but given
that Roger Ebert gave it 3 out of 4 stars, then it can't
be too bad, right? Overall, the original
Delta Force movie was a financial success.
The movie begins with the Delta Force
attempting to rescue hostages at the American embassy in
Tehran. Fast forward five years, and an Islamist
terrorist group has hijacked a plane full of Americans
on its way to NYC, and forces it to land in Beirut.
The Jewish passengers are taken to a holding area away
from the airport. McCoy's Delta Force are called
in to handle the situation, and after a number of
battles in various locations, the hostages are secured
and the baddies are eliminated.
Delta Force 2: The
Colombian Connection, was released 1990 and continued
the exploits of McCoy. It did farily well at the
box office, despite its bad reviews. In this
movie, McCoy battles against the Colombian drug trade.
The third installment, Delta Force 3: The Killing Game,
was released in 1991 and did not star Chuck Norris, but
instead his son, Mike Norris. In the final
installment, the Delta Force team goes about the
business of stopping a terrorist plot to blow up Miami.