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Cover Up is a 1991 American political thriller film directed by Manny Coto starring Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr.. Coto was hired at the latest stage of pre-production right before filming, after writer / director William Tannen left the project.

Cover Up
Theatrical release poster
Directed byManny Coto
Produced bySharon Harel
Jacob Cotzky
Written byWilliam Tannen
StarringDolph Lundgren
Louis Gossett Jr.
Lisa Berkley
John Finn
Music byBruno Louchouarn
CinematographyDavid Gurfinkel
Edited byBryan Oates
Freeman A. Davies
Distributed byLIVE Home Video
Release date
  • September 11, 1991 (1991-09-11) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget6,000,000 USD


Mike Anderson (Dolph Lundgren), a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Despatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an overseas US naval base, Anderson, a leading investigative journalist and ex-US marine, finds himself back on familiar ground. Instinct makes him question the official CIA explanation that cites an unknown terrorist group called Black October. Alone, and armed only with his combat training and determination to uncover the truth, he sets out to expose a complex and dangerous political web. Anderson quickly discovers he can trust no one. Renewing a fiery affair with his ex-Iover Susan Clifford, now the US Embassy press attaché, he soon finds himself confronting an old adversary, CIA boss Lou Jackson. And when his former marine colleague Colonel John Cooper is murdered moments after a secret rendezvous with him, Mike realises he holds the pieces to a deadly plot. In a race against time, Anderson battles to save the lives of thousands of innocent people, in a desperate attempt to prevent a deadly plan to create an international disaster of catastrophic proportions.


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