- The production faced
numerous issues, delays and went over-budget by $8-10 miilion
ending up costing $16 million.
- When the location switched
from Swaziland to Namibia (South African ruled), Warner Bros.
pulled out from their distribution pick up deal.
- Following its nightmarish
production and political controversy, Dolph Lundgren decided
not to do any public relations for the movie, except in Japan.
- "Red Scorpion"
has been released worldwide theatrically, except in the U.K.
- The director of photography,
Joao Fernandez, had previously worked on Gerard Damiano's 70's
porn classics "Deep Throat" and "The Devil In