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The Soldier (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  June 1982 (USA)
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Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Soldier
Susan Goodman
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
The President
The Soldier's Force (as Joaquim DeAlmeida)
Peter Hooten ...
The Soldier's Force
The Soldier's Force
Alexander Spencer ...
The Soldier's Force
Bill Anagnos ...
Truck Driver / Cowboy #1 (as William Anagnos)
Bob Andrews ...
ICBM Guard
Lisa Cain ...
Cowgirl #2
Gerald Aleck Cantor ...
Customs Officer (as Gerald Cantor)
Anthony Cecere ...
Nuclear Guard
Dauphin Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)


The Russians steal a nuclear device and are stating that unless the Israelis pull out from the West bank, they will detonate it, which they have planted in an oil field and if it should go off; 50% of the World's oil will be contaminated. And the Israelis are unwilling to cooperate and the Americans knowing that they can't allow this are making preparations to force the Israelis off the West bank. The President then calls the Director of the CIA to do something about this. The Director assigns the agent who works outside the official channels codenamed the Soldier. He starts by trying to see if the Russians are indeed behind it but the Russians have him marked for termination. When he tries to contact the Director, the Russians placed a bomb in his office that leaves the soldier with no one but his team and the Israelis to help him. Written by

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The movie's mountaintop action sequence in the snow was not too dissimilar to the one in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981) released just the previous year. Both sequences featured skiers in blue tops, firepower from a ski-jump and cable-car mountain towers. See more »


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References The Exterminator (1980) See more »


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Written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis
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Great action!
21 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the forefront of "80's" action films. Better than anything Chuck Norris except maybe Delta Force? The vehicle (limo) ambush is great and the undercover agents are awesome. The silo takeover is hardcore and eye opening. I saw it young and several times, enjoyed it every time. Rent it, hard to find on DVD.

Ken Wahl and his team are outstanding in the fight sequences. Joaquim Almeida has gained popularity lately with "Clear and Present Danger" villain Hector and "Behind Enemy Lines" Admiral Pique, NATO.

Looks like some stuff out of the Anarchists cookbook with the light bulb. I'm sure some dumb kid has tried it at one time or another.

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