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Felsberg (Fernando Rey) and his second in command Horner (Jack Taylor)
are trying to track down notorious Nazi scientist Mengele (Howard Vernon),
when one of their field agents, Marc (Antonio Mayans), rather by chance
finds a trace of him in Paraguay, where he frees a girl, Eva (Suzan
Andrews), from his clutches. Marc soon enough drums up a team to attack
Mengele's stronghold, a fortress, consisting of a communications expert,
an acrobat, a martial arts expert and a trained killer, but Felsberg
doesn't want them to attack until he has positive proof that Mengele is
indeed Mengele, so they have to break into the fortress to find something
with his fingerprints on it - in this case an ashtray - and while they are
there, they overhear a conversation about Mengele's plans to take over
South America in the name of the Fourth Reich by installing Nazi
dictators in each and every country.
For some reason, Felsberg then decides they need someone on the inside,
and Eva volunteers to return to Mengele, claiming she has been kidnapped.
Then, Marc and his tiny group of professionals plus Horner attack, mow
down all of Mengele's henchmen who cross their paths with machine guns and
manage to free Eva once more (why again did she go back in the first place
?) - but the attack comes with a price, since some of them let their lives
and even Marc and Eva are ultimately shot dead by Mengele's
second-in-command Wolfgang (Christopher Mitchum). Horner in the meantime
goes after the main man himself, but when Mengele finds himself cornered,
he blows himself up and the whole fortress with him - an explosion which
Horner miraculously survives.
And though Mengele could not be brought to justice just like Felsberg
demanded, at least the world is freed of a monster like him ...
An action film, Rambo-style (meaning lots of shootouts
with machine guns and similar gratuituous violence), done the Eurociné
way - meaning it's done on the dirt-cheap: The action seriously lacks
proper stuntmen and proper pyrotechnics, the martial arts sequences look
especially ridiculous, direction and camerawork can best be described as
sloppy, and somehow a very limited number of supporting players make the
whole shootout scenario less than impressive. That all said, Commando
Mengele is sort of endearing in its shortcomings, but you probably have to
really have to be a bad movie lover (like me) to really appreciate this.