Lock and Load (1990)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this action-mystery, Paul McMillan, a former member of the 82 Airborne Special Forces wants to know why his former unit mates have suddenly taken to stealing huge amounts of money and then committing suicide. Five of them do this, before McMillan and the widow of the fifth, Claire, get together with Detective Bach and begin investigating. They are appalled to discover that (shades of the Manchurian Candidate) all of the 82 Airborne were brainwashed and that they would become little more than mindless robots upon hearing the title phrase. Later they find out that one of McMillan's own unit mates is behind the robberies. Fortunately turn-about is fair play and McMillan is able to stop him. Unfortunately, McMillan himself was a part of the unit; a fact that becomes painfully clear by the story's end.

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brainwashing, investigator, robbery, suicide, veteran [military], war