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Release Date:
6 July 1979 (West Germany) See more »
Five lives... Ten years... And a Million Tons of Thundering Suspense! See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Perry King ... Kip Moore

Don Stroud ... Buddy Grant

Tisa Farrow ... Kate Barthel

George Kennedy ... Anthony Fusqua
Tony Sheer ... Frank Malone
Phil Aikin ... Rosie Washington
Rummy Bishop ... Ernie Cappel
Daniel Buccos ... Sinclair
Rob Garrison ... R.J.

John Kerr ... MacPherson
Géza Kovács ... Fontaine (as Geza Kovacs)
Bill Starr ... Floyd Gentry
Kirk McOll ... Katella
Jong Soo Park ... Assassin (as Park Jong Soo)

Directed by
William Fruet 
Writing credits
Don Enright (written by)

Produced by
R. Ben Efraim .... executive producer
Don Enright .... associate producer
James Margellos .... producer
Ian McDougall .... associate producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer (1982 US version)
Original Music by
Martin Deller 
Cameron Hawkins 
Ben Mink 
Cinematography by
René Verzier  (as Rene Verzier)
Film Editing by
Donald Ginsberg 
Art Direction by
Carol Spier 
Costume Design by
Linda Matheson 
Makeup Department
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ian McDougall .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director
Don McCutcheon .... second assistant director
Alan Simmonds .... assistant director
Art Department
Tom Coulter .... property master
Angelo Stea .... set dresser
Sound Department
Patrick Drummond .... sound editor
Douglas Ganton .... sound recordist (as Doug Ganton)
Joe Grimaldi .... sound mixer
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor (as Ken Heeley-Ray)
Thomas Hidderley .... boom operator (as Tom Hidderley)
Don White .... foley recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Allan Cotter .... special effects (as Alan Cotter)
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Warren Keillor .... special effects propmaker (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Craig .... grip
Greg Daniels .... best boy
Denis Gingras .... assistant camera
Norman Smith .... key grip
David Usher .... gaffer
René Verzier .... camera operator (as Rene Verzier)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elinor Rose Galbraith .... wardrobe assistant
Location Management
Keith Large .... location manager
Other crew
Susanna David .... continuity
Warren Eckert .... production assistant
Terry Edwards .... military consultant
R. Ben Efraim .... presenter
Michael Fruet .... production assistant
Shirley Gill .... production accountant
Bob Neneray .... production coordinator
Paul Newdick .... production assistant
Ron Pampo .... military consultant
Judy Roseberg .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min | West Germany:82 min
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Pre-Rambo, 14 June 2006
Author: rinke1971 ( from United States

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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