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The Challenge (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | War  -  10 February 1970 (USA)
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Jacob Gallery
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Gen. Lewis Meyers
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Overman
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Lyman George
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Dr. Nagy
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Bryant
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Yuro
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Clarence Opano
Andre Philippe ...
Swiss Official
Arianne Ulmer ...
Sarah
Davis Roberts ...
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Byron Morrow ...
Defense Secretary
Bill Zuckert ...
Army Colonel
Joseph Bernard ...
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Gene LeBell ...
Karate Instructor
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All-out war between the United States and an Asian country is averted when the two sides agree to settle their differences by each choosing a single soldier as champion and having the two men fight to the death on an isolated island. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This was Paul Lukas's final acting role before his death on August 15, 1971 at the age of 80. See more »

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For about three minutes in the film, some tree brush is seen hanging off the camera in the upper left corner and it remains there for the three minutes putting it over every shot, only once disappearing slightly when it appears to either be blown slightly off or pulled back by a crewman, but not fully. See more »

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Hell of a TV made war/action pic
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to tape this movie off broadcast 20 years ago. A great basic story line and well made for a TV movie. Gallery (DM) gets nifty toys to play with from a waterhole poison kit to a dual side by side Madsen M50 submachine guns loaded with full loads and bird shot. Mako does a good job but doesn't have the high tech gizmo's that gallery has. Both sides cheat by sending in another soldier each to finish the job, with our two stars being more honorable disposing of these interlopers.

All this over a Bomb carrying satellite that crashed and the bad guys got to first and are sitting on it like a hen in the middle of the ocean.

Good bang for the buck spent. If this ever comes out on DVD I sure will get a copy. A good movie to get lost in on a lazy eve.


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