White Ghost

1988

Action / Adventure / War

5
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 17%
IMDb Rating 4.4 10 283

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William Katt as Steve Shepard
Rosalind Chao as Thi Hau
Reb Brown as Maj. Cross
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Rambo clone is a lot of fun

WHITE GHOST is an interesting little copy of RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, starring William Katt (!) as the titular character, a soldier left behind in the jungles of Vietnam and who has been waging a war against the Vietcong ever since. A rescue mission is sent in to bring him home, but the leader of the squad has other ideas. Although obviously inspired by the Stallone flick, this B-movie isn't too bad at all. The action is gruesome and has a kind of nihilistic viciousness that seems to be inspired by PLATOON. Katt is miscast as the tough guy but he's not too bad and his performance is amusing at times. There's a wealth of action in the story and the usual elements of the genre, from cruel Vietnamese captors, torture, prison camp internments, jungle traps, betrayals, jeep chases and mucho grenade throwing. This film was shot in Zimbabwe, somewhat unusually, which lends some authenticity to the backdrop. Watch out for Reb Brown's hilarious cameo!

Reviewed by KnatLouie 8 / 10

Perhaps the 30th-best Vietnam war-movie in the world..

Although I haven't seen every Vietnam war-movie in the world yet, this does rank a bit above average, based on pure entertainment-value alone.

I was fortunate enough to find this non-classic movie on a fairly cheap Scandinavian DVD-release, and immediately had to buy it (based on other good experiences with movies starring William Katt, Wayne Crawford and Reb Brown), and when I finally decided to see it - after three years of sitting on the shelf - I wasn't disappointed one bit.

The story is somewhat as follows: When the American soldiers went home from Viet Nam (that's how they spell it) in 1969, not everyone got out in time. The highly skilled soldier Steve Shepard aka "White Ghost" (William Katt) has lived out in the jungle for 15 years, and has even made a nice tree-house for himself and his Asian girlfriend Thi (Rosalind Chao), who is pregnant with his child. After all this time, the Americans discover that he's still out there, and decide to send out a team of mercenaries to finally rescue him and learn what he knows from his stay in the jungle for all those years - he had gathered a large amount of dead American soldier's dog-tags, and now their families will finally know what happened to their missing relatives.

But something goes wrong, and the commanding officer Major Cross (Reb Brown) unfortunately sends off a team led by a grudge-holding scumbag, Captain Walker (Wayne Crawford), who doesn't intend to get Shepard back alive. Now it is up to Cross to get him out of there himself, and up to Shepard to both keep himself and his girlfriend alive, not only from the evil gang of mercenaries, but also from the equally evil Vietnamese soldiers who are right on their tails.

Now, this movie is really fantastic, it keeps your interest from the very first frame, and has enough interesting ideas and scenes to never let up. The violence isn't as extreme like the other reviewers suggested, but sufficient to keep both action- and gore-hounds satisfied. Lots of shooting, explosions, and even a car-chase in the jungle is always nice!

Bonus: One of the bad guys look eerily like Jesse Ventura (as he did in "Predator"), pretty sure his name's Karl Johnson, but not 100% certain. Also, there were many cool boobie-traps in the jungle, just like in "First Blood".

Recommended only for those who either enjoy all sorts of Vietnam war-movies, or just for those who like extreme action-scenes.. which, actually becomes quite humorous, especially when watching it with friends.

Reviewed by Comeuppance Reviews 5 / 10

White Ghost is a decent movie, worth picking up if you see it somewhere cheap.

Steve Shepard (Katt) was a soldier in Vietnam. But after all his fellow soldiers went home, Shepard stayed behind. He developed a life for himself in the jungle, and even got a Vietnamese wife (Chao), who now is pregnant with their child. But, to the locals in rural 'Nam, he's known as the "White Ghost". (He even wears white pancake makeup to further compound his reputation). Maj. Cross (Brown) decides to extract Shepard from the jungle, bring him back to the U.S., and find out what he knows. To do this, he hires a team of mercenaries. Now, with both the mercenaries and the Vietnamese army out for his blood, will Steve survive to white it up another day? When we first see William Katt here, he looks like Christopher Atkins from The Blue Lagoon. i.e., Blonde and nearly nude. Somehow, after 15 years in the Vietnamese jungle, he still has a stylish perm. His bizarre afro/mullet hybrid aside, you have to admire his dedication to the hottest styles. Katt's performance (as well as his "outfits"), and to a certain extent, the movie itself, is reminiscent of the great Deadly Prey (1987) - but without about 90% of that movie's insanity. But, rest assured, about 10% is left over.

White Ghost's director, BJ Davis, is the man responsible for Laser Mission (1989), so, there you go. While we greatly enjoyed Katt's presence here (especially his "conviction face"), and think it's a shame he wasn't in more movies like this in the 70's and 80's, we also felt Wings Hauser could have filled the Steve Shepard role nicely.

While the movie does start slow, it's worth hanging in there, because it does pick up steam as it goes along. White Ghost is pretty much a slightly above average 80's VHS Vietnam action movie, with all the trappings that would imply. Torture, shooting, booby traps, blow-ups, and of course the guard tower falls and exploding huts we all know and enjoy. But there are plenty of funny and silly moments as well to keep the viewers' interest even further.

As far as the mercenaries in this particular jungle, or the "White Ghost Team" with its "White Ghost Leader", there's the guy that looks like Stallone, the guy that looks like Jesse Ventura, the beardo and John Barrett. Barrett doesn't do all that much here, but you can chalk up another actioner for his underrated career. Their character names aren't all that important, but the scenes with the mercs do provide some more good bits in the film. As for fan favorite Reb Brown, you have to wait almost the whole movie to hear his trademark yells, but they're there all right.

Released on TransWorld in VHS in the 80's, White Ghost is a decent, good movie, worth picking up if you see it somewhere cheap.

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