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SCOTT MCCOY

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Full Name: Scott McCoy
Series Name: The Delta Force
Nationality: American
Organization: Military Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: James Bruner, Menahem Golan, Chuck Norris
Time Span: 1986 - 1991

ABOUT THE SERIES

Scott McCoy is a member of the Delta Force.

Is and was, to be exact.

He was there when the elite special forces organization was created in 1977. He was there when embarrasing fiasco of Operation Eagle Claw trying to rescue the Iran Hostages in 1980 went so badly. In disgust, McCoy, then a captain in the organization, decided he had had enough and resigned his commission. It was his anger at the politicians and frustration at the upper brass that made him choose to no longer be a part of a military organization that he still loved and respected.

McCoy's return to active duty, as told in the first recorded adventure, comes five years later when his former commanding officer, Colonel Petersen, makes a personal appeal to him. With considerable reluctance but considerable respect for Peterson, McCoy agreed to once again wear the uniform and aid in a likely suicide mission.

McCoy's exact age during the time of his missions is not known but it likely that the man is in his very late 30s or early 40s. He is in excellent physical shape despite having left the regimen of the military a half decade before; he may have left the Army but the Army did not leave him. While he is lethal with firearms, both small arms and the long ones, he is especially deadly up close in hand-to-hand combat as he is an expert in martial arts.

McCoy stands 5'10" with brown hair. He is reasonably good looking though his face clearly represents the hard work and the struggles that he has endured during his service.

As far as I could determine, McCoy had been married to his career and so had no long term personal relationship outside the military.

BOOKS

Number of Books:1
First Appearance:1986
Last Appearance:1986

1 The Delta Force The Delta Force
Written by Joel Norst
Copyright: 1986

Novelization of the movie. Follows the same plot as the film.

MOVIES

Number of Movies:2
First Appearance:1986
Last Appearance:1991

There are two movies in the Scott McCoy series which is part of The Delta Force series. There is a third movie in The Delta Force series, shown below, that does not include McCoy at all.


1 The Delta Force The Delta Force
Director: Menahem Golan
Writers: James Bruner, Menahem Golan
Actors: Chuck Norris as Scott McCoy, Lee Marvin as Nick, Martin Balsam as Ben Kaplan, George Kennedy as Father O'Malley
Released: 1986

When terrorists hijack an American airliner and force it to go to Beirut, they make demands of the American government that cannot be met. Delta Force is called to resolve the situation and free the 144 passengers but that goes wrong. Scott McCoy is brought out of retirement to lead a second attempt.

2 Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
aka Operation Stranglehold
Director: Aaron Norris
Writers: James Bruner, Menahem Golan, Lee Reynolds
Actors: Chuck Norris as Scott McCoy, John P. Ryan as General Taylor, Billy Drago as Ramon Cota, Richard Jaeckel as John Page
Released: 1990

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them

3 Delta Force 3: The Killing Game Delta Force 3: The Killing Game
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Writers: Andrew Deutsch, Greg Latter, Boaz Davidson
Actors: Nick Cassavetes as Charlie, Eric Douglas as Sam, Mike Norris as Greg, Matthew Penn as Richard
Released: 1991

"A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice, he has to call Delta Force."

Note: this is the third movie in The Delta Force movie franchise but Scott McCoy is not in the movie.

MY COMMENTS

I was (heck, still am) a Chuck Norris junkie. Back when this came out, I collected every movie that Norris ever was in and that was a good number of them during the 80. He was in the zone and each one was an action-filled couple of hours of mayhem and devastation.

The acting was never a major priority in these films but then again, no one ever went to a Chuck Norris movie expecting the quality of Lawrence Olivier; and on the other hand, just how high and how hard do you think Olivier could produce?

The third Delta Force movie was not very good at all but then again, it did not have Chuck Norris!!!

GRADE

My Grade: B-

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