Red Scorpion



A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels.

  1. Joseph Zito


  2. Arne Olsen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren

    Lt. Nikolai Rachenko

  2. M. Emmet Walsh

    M. Emmet Walsh

    Dewey Ferguson

  3. Al White

    Al White

    Kallunda Kintash

  4. T. P. McKenna

    T. P. McKenna

    General Vortek

  5. Carmen Argenziano

    Carmen Argenziano

    Colonel Zayas

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Red Scorpion
Red Scorpion



Status Released

Release Information

  • January 5, 1989


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget $16,000,000.00

Revenue $4,192,440.00

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