|Plot: Hesitating in the moment he is about to kill the rebel leader, Nikolai fails and is captured. Rather than being killed outright, he is forced to undergo a shamanic initiation ritual. The ingestion of the poison of a local scorpion, and his initiation ceremony, including scarification (a scorpion), give him a new identity and role in the world -- the Red Scorpion.
Rating: 5/10 (6698 votes)
Director: Joseph Zito
Writer: Robert Abramoff (story by), Jack Abramoff (story by), Arne Olsen (story by), Arne Olsen (screenplay)
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna
Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Action, Adventure
Released: 1989 Apr 21