A Green Beret-veteran businessman investigates the plane crash in Ireland that killed his family.

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Gray Harrison Hunt
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Pete Medwin
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Buck Haggerty
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A Green Beret-veteran businessman investigates the plane crash in Ireland that killed his family.

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19 June 1980 (USA)  »

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One scene was played in a pub in Dublins liberties area. The pub was one of the mythical "4 corners of hell", a crossroads with pubs on each corner. Rod Taylor was in TP's bar. See more »

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Jack Brewster: My name's Brewster, Jack Brewster.
Tom Moloney: Aha
Jack Brewster: My grandmother was Irish
Tom Moloney: Ah, yes. Wasn't everybody's?
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Okay time-killer with one standout feature
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an Irish film that premiered on American TV back in 1980. It's nothing special. It's a conspiracy story involving industrial spying and a plane from Rome that crashes in Ireland: certainly elements that you could see coming from the pen of Frederick Forsyth. It's Rod Taylor's family that is wiped out in the plane crash and, outraged at discovering that it was no accident, he finds a way to gain revenge on the people behind it. Taylor plays an American insurance exec in Ireland, but of course that isn't a position with enough muscle and craftiness, so the writers also provide him with a background as a former Green Beret. This gives him filmic license to be as sharp and as deadly as they come. Guess those villains picked the wrong family to accidentally wipe out---now they've got an angry Rod to deal with. Actually, Taylor's character and most of the others are cliché (including Pettet as the intrepid female reporter---yawn). But there IS one actor and character that stands out: Cyril Cusack as the Irish police inspector. His rumpled, calm and casual, yet brilliant inspector is the best thing in the film. He steals every scene. Too bad nothing further (another movie or even a TV series) was done with this delightful character. It's the one thing to recommend in this otherwise ordinary revenge saga.


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