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Deadly Encounter (1982)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 19 December 1982
An ex-combat helicopter pilot (Larry Hagman) helps a widowed ex-girlfriend (Susan Anspach) find the black book her husband kept from mobsters.

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Sam
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Chris Butler
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Frank Kitchens
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John Servasco
José Chávez ...
Station Attendant (as Jose Chavez T.)
Jack Dunlap ...
Mickey
John Graham ...
Sagebrush Man
Arnold Jeffers ...
Paul
Hank Hendrick ...
Aide
Roger La Rue ...
Tall Officer (as Roger LaRue)
Glenn Miller ...
Pocotello Pete
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Mechanic
Janet Graham ...
Waitress (as Janet Rasak)
Gregorio Sánchez Sr. ...
Doctor (as Gregorio Sanchez Sr.)
Gregorio Sánchez Jr. ...
Doctor (as Gregorio Sanchez Jr.)
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An ex-combat helicopter pilot (Larry Hagman) helps a widowed ex-girlfriend (Susan Anspach) find the black book her husband kept from mobsters.

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pursuit | helicopter | chase | See All (3) »

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LARRY HAGMAN...takes on "the mob" in a race to find a hidden multi-million dollar fortune in...Deadly Encounter [Video]

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Action | Drama

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19 December 1982 (USA)  »

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American Eagle  »

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Sam's helicopter is a Hughes 500C, thousands of which were built for the US Army for use as scout ships during the Vietnam War. The two helicopters of the bad guys are Aerospatiale Alouette II's, and later an Aerospatiale Gazelle (the same as used in the 1983 film Blue Thunder). The helicopter used during the aborted pickup scene is a Bell JetRanger. See more »

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There are several sequences involving people walking around the helicopters with the rotors turning, but no downwash or turbulence is evident. See more »

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entertaining flight action movie
23 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I agree this is a fun movie to watch we should give credit to the movie it is a almost direct copy of "Birds of Prey" with David Jansen, which was done in 1973. The same helicopters are used, a Hughes 500 and an Alouette with basically the same story line but I feel the acting was better in BOP. That said,I really did enjoy the movie especially the scenery and the flying. I enjoyed Hagman much more in this than Dallas. Also the visit to the old Pima Air museum brought back many memories A I live in Peonix for a whle. These were the days when flying was still fun and not regulated as much as now. I still have to highly recommend this movie for any helicopter buff.

--- shalako


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