Search and Destroy (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  28 September 1979 (Canada)
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The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Kip Moore
Buddy Grant
Kate Barthel
Anthony Fusqua
Tony Sheer ...
Frank Malone
Phil Aikin ...
Rosie Washington
Rummy Bishop ...
Ernie Cappel
Daniel Buccos ...
Rob Garrison ...
John Kerr ...
Géza Kovács ...
Fontaine (as Geza Kovacs)
Bill Starr ...
Floyd Gentry
Kirk McOll ...
Jong Soo Park ...
Assassin (as Park Jong Soo)


The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer in order to clear his name. He soon realizes, however, that the real killer is now hunting him. Written by

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28 September 1979 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

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14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Search And Destroy was one of the first "post Vietnam vet" movies, and was one of the best. It wasn't about a super-human green beret who can kick everyone's butt, but rather a story of revenge. The music in the movie, especially the end title sequence is nothing short of great. Perry King was excellent in the film, and I followed all of Don Stroud's movies afterward to see if he did anything 'martial art' after. The movie is suspenseful, with a villain who will stop at nothing until everyone dies, and really brings out the primal feelings in keeping yourself and those you love around you, alive. This was one of my top movies from the 1970's.\classicalloy

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