Mariel Hemingway stars as a tough lesbian secret service agent protecting an equally tough vice president (David Keith) in this action thriller. Their plane crashes in the Pacific, where they make it to a remote tropical island inhabited by guerillas under the thumb of a brutal American mercenary (David Millbern). It soon transpires that the survivors are being hunted by Millbern and his cronies. As the action plays out, the plane's passengers enter into a battle of wits with their adversaries, while matters are further complicated for the vice president by the presence of a cute press secretary (Jill Bennett). The plane-wrecked passengers rely on their wits and heavy firepower to stay free in the jungle, but the friction between Hemingway's secret service agent and Bennett's press secretary causes further complications. But soon something magical starts to bloom between them.
The film makes interestingly subversive use of its action-film trappings, presenting an alternate reality where alternative fuel sources, global warming prevention, and economic sanctions against Third World dictators are all part of U.S. policy. There's also the small matter of a vice president who can shoot, talk tough, and smile warmly as his female bodyguard falls in love with another woman. In its slyly unassuming way this may be the first time same-sex romance is treated as a non-issue in an action genre film. Director Brian Trenchard-Smith unravels a gripping story, Bennett infuses her character with plenty of charm, and Millbern has a field day as the scenery-chewing bad guy. IN HER LINE OF FIRE was originally filmed for the HERE! channel.
Gay / Lesbian |
South America |