Red Scorpion

Synopsis: Hesitating in the moment he is about to kill the rebel leader, Nikolai fails and is captured. Rather than being killed outright, he is forced to undergo a shamanic initiation ritual. The ingestion of the poison of a local scorpion, and his initiation ceremony, including scarification (a scorpion), give him a new identity and role in the world -- the Red Scorpion.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Joseph Zito
Production: Shapiro Glickenhaus
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Nikolai Petrovich Rachenko

Spetsnaz. Special Forces

Our warrior elite.

A very powerful and valuable tool.

He can be controlled.



Come in

Lieutenant Rachenko...

you know Kalinin of S.P.R.

This is Gurulevich of Brigade...

Lieutenant Sorovak of Sovintel.

And this is Senor General

Alfonso Galarraga...

liaison for the Cuban comrades in Africa.

Tea? Coffee? Kvass?

No, thank you.



The Soviet Army comes to the aid

of the Marxist...

Element of Mombaka known

as the Soldat Rouge.


Cuban and Czechoslovakian forces assume

our responsibilities in the field.

Liberate nearly...

two-thirds of the country.

With your continued support

and extremely fine advisors.

Of course.


A movement begins in the bush.

Tiny at first. Insignificant.

But in a few years time,

it is reaching out...

vandalizing, propagandizing...

killing, growing.

The impetus... behind the rebellion

is this man-Ango Sundata.

He is very powerful,

very dangerous fanatic.

He is their leader.

He is your targeted objective.

A ruthless butcher of men,

women and children.

Then he must be feared by his people.

It is not so much that he is feared.

He is worshipped.


Ah... Fate smiles on the well prepared.

Kallunda Kintash.

He is one of Sundata's war lords...

A favorite military advisor - his protector.

We have captured him.

We have managed to prevent the Cubans

from shooting him.

They are holding him in the field.

In a few days time,

we will be bringing him here.

Cuamo base...

our operations center in Mombaka, Africa.

You have been assigned there

as a technical advisor.

You will encounter this man...

Kallunda Kintash.

You will befriend him.

He will lead you to Sundata.

Colonel Zayas. He has another new toy.

Hey, Russkie big guy,

have some good time?

Hey you...


You're so rude, bad bastard.

You broke my f***ing nose.

Are you out of your mind?

No. Just out of bullets.

I am going to die, Kallunda.

I'm frightened.

We must be strong.

Hey, you.

Thank you.


Shitheads! Lighten up, f***ers!

You're breaking my god damn arm!

I am an American journalist,

periodico Americano.

This sh*t's gonna be a cover story.

That's my God damn tape recorder.

Okay, okay, you can have the recorder.

Don't take the tapes.

Take them. Take them.

Okay. But I'm getting those back.

You hear me?

You savvy what I'm saying, jackoffs?

Commie pigs.


Son of a b*tch.

Dewey Ferguson.

God damn. You look like sh*t.

Hey, I, I heard in the village just...

What the hell is this?

We're sharing a cell

with a God damn Russian?

Jesus, man. What the hell's a piece of

sh*t like this doing in here?

Disorderly conduct.

Just stay on your side

of the cage, man.

Your f***ing side of the cage.

King f***ing Kong.

Have you seen Sundata?

Not since we split up at the Assab.

Look, man...

it's all over the villages that there's

going to be a public execution.

Everybody figures it's you.

Sh*t. What the hell

are you looking at, Russki?

Jesus, God damn disorderly conduct.

You want to see disorderly conduct?

Take a look at what you sons of b*tches

are doing to this country.

Kallunda Kintash.

He ain't here. You bastards killed him

and dragged him out

a couple of minutes ago.

We'll remove this one too.

I am Kallunda Kintash.

Ow, easy there, Pancho.


The American propagandist...

is a very tough little man.

F*** you.

F*** you too, heh?

Shoot him!

Shoot him!


Perhaps a private execution.

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