- Director:Aaron Norris
- Writer:James Bruner,Menahem Golan
- Cast:Chuck Norris,John P. Ryan,Billy Drago
- Time:1h 51min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Chuck Norris||-||Col. Scott McCoy|
|Billy Drago||-||Ramon Cota|
|John P. Ryan||-||Gen. Taylor|
|Richard Jaeckel||-||John Page - DEA Agent|
|Begonya Plaza||-||Quiquina Esquilinta (as Begonia Plaza)|
|Paul Perri||-||Maj. Bobby Chavez|
|Héctor Mercado||-||Miguel (as Hector Mercado)|
|Mark Margolis||-||Gen. Olmedo|
|Mateo Gómez||-||Ernesto Flores (as Mateo Gomez)|
|Ruth de Sosa||-||Rita Chavez|
|Gerald Castillo||-||George Fogarty - DEA Director|
|Geoff Brewer||-||Maj. Anderson|
|Sharlene Ross||-||DEA Agent in Van|
|Michael Heit||-||DEA Agent in Van|
Five crew members were killed in a helicopter accident during filming. The film is dedicated in their memory. They were: Jojo Imperiale (pilot), Geoff Brewer (stuntman/Actor: Maj. Anderson), Gadi Danzig (cameraman), Mike Graham (key grip) & Don Marshall (gaffer).
Michael Dudikoff and Steve James were attached to the project when it was known as "Spitfire: Delta Force II". After they passed on it, Chuck Norris was given the script, which he disliked, and it was changed into the final product.
Lee Marvin was attached to reprise his role from the first film (The Delta Force (1986). However, his health had already been declining when he made that film, and he died in 1987.
When the accident occurred that ended up claiming the lives of several crew members, Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron Norris gave blood at the hospital to try and save them.
Ramon Cota has a Cessna sitting on the arch over the entrance to his compound. This is a reference to Pablo Escobar, a similar flamboyant real-life Colombian drug dealer who also had such an entrance to his compound.
The script that was filmed was a greatly pared-down and smaller version of what was originally planned. Cash-strapped Cannon Films could not afford the original draft.
Chuck Norris is on record as saying that he does not like the finished film.
Final film of Richard Jaeckel.
Cota's mansion seen in the film is the real-life Palace In The Sky located in Tagaytay City outside Manila, Philippines. The palace was erected in 1979 by former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos--known as the People's Park In The Sky.
Michael Winner was going to direct, but Chuck Norris didn't like the script.
John P. Ryan and two others survived the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of five other members of the film crew.
Featured in Rob Hill's The Bad Movie Bible.
The building exterior where a Brasilian Carnaval parade procession (set in Rio De Janeiro) takes place is the real life Palacio del Gobernador which is a government building located in Manila, Philippines. It was the official residence of the Governors General of the Philippines until Malacanang Palace became its replacement.