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Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.

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Sgt. Matthew Fox
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Irene
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Peter Hartman
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Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt
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Pam (as Hilarie Thompson)
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Lt. Munafo
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Commissioner
E. Brian Dean ...
Sergeant
Caesar Cordova ...
Puerto Rican Proprietor
Charles Duval ...
Dr. Ghiselin
Tony Munafo ...
Big Mike
Howard Stein ...
Disco Manager
Tawn Christian ...
Disco Hostess
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Deke DaSilva and Matthew Fox are two New York City cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York City looking to cause some chaos. It's up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time...? Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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A terrorist holds New York in a grip of fear - and only Stallone can take him on. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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10 April 1981 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Many American and international lobby cards and stills show several scenes which were deleted from the movie. These include; Deke and Matt on another drug bust, Wulfgar and Shaka showing a plastic surgeon photos of Wulfgar's desired look, couple of deleted scenes between Deke and Irene including a scene between them during some party in her house, Wulfgar picking up a MAC-10 machine gun from his suitcase, Deke and Irene talking inside her house and in her bedroom, love scene between Wulfgar and Shaka, longer version of the scene at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the United Nations meeting, Deke talking with the French ambassador whose wife was killed by Wulfgar during the tram car hostage scene, Deke and Irene holding each other while standing on stairs inside her house right after Deke killed Wulfgar. See more »

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In one scene Pam says she flies Pan Am coast to coast. Pan American Airlines (Pan Am) only flew internationally from and to the U.S. To fly Pan Am between Coasts of the United States, one would have to leave the country at some point, land in a foreign country, and take another flight back. See more »

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Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt: There is no security.
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Excellent Trio Make This A Top-Notch Thriller
3 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Sylvester Stallone movie may be his best because, unlike most of his more famous roles over the years, this is very believable. He isn't Rambo or Rocky...just a tough New York City cop.

Stallone and partner Billy Dee Williams team up in an attempt to stop a terrifying international terrorist (Rutger Hauer) before he kills more people. All three of those actors are riveting in this rough, gritty film.

I thought so much of this movie that I bought it twice. The first DVD that came out was fullscreen, no stereo and grainy. Later, they issued a better widescreen print and it was worth upgrading. The movie is a top-notch thriller start-to-finish and Hauer makes an outstanding villain.

It might be a cliché but this film always "kept m on the edge of my seat. "


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