Southern Cross Film Details
Overview: A mining businessman gets involved in crimes and murderers as he flees from another businessman who plans to dump nuclear waste illegally in abandoned coal mines in southern Chile.
Tagline: A Father He Never Knew Reveals a Legacy of Corruption and Murder
Review: Southern Cross, written and directed by James Becket is a waste of good celluloid and actor’s efforts. A formula film is not necessarily bad if it pays off on it’s promise, which this film does not. It is a tiresome concoction of movie cliches that can be traced to a thousand different films from the past. It is full of random and empty plot twists that add nothing but aimless action, such as a trip by the protagonists to a ghost town where the villains (unexplainedly) follow them. This was obviously concocted as an excuse for a shoot out and escape scene bordering on the preposterous, with people popping in and out of doorways and running past windows while firing pistols at each other. It makes one believe that somebody told Becket there was a ghost town in the Chilean foothills and he said, “Oh great, lets do a shoot out scene there.” Don’t even waste your rental money on this. It is a bunch of random bits and pieces from a hundred different films thrown together to call an action drama.
Country: United States
Duration: 102 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Also known as: Herança dos Andes,Hondas raices,Cruz del sur,Southern Cross,Thanasima paihnidia,Strategia di un omicidio,Sta ihni tis diafthoras,Dél átka,Южный Крест,Viaggio verso la verità,Cruz sureña,Shootfighter – Scontro mortale