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The Soldier (1982)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Soldier
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Susan Goodman
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
Ivan
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The President
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The Soldier's Force (as Joaquim DeAlmeida)
Peter Hooten ...
The Soldier's Force
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The Soldier's Force
Alexander Spencer ...
The Soldier's Force
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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
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Dauphin Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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oil | bomb | soldier | cia | terrorist | See more »

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Code Name: The Soldier - You don't assign him. You unleash him. See more »


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Release Date:

June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Codename: The Soldier  »

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Trivia

Ken Wahl's real character name is never revealed in the movie. He is only known in the film by his codename: The Soldier. See more »

Goofs

The German terrorist who Wahl shoots mid-air on the ski slope suddenly doesn't have his skis on anymore when he lands. See more »

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Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Fool Hearted Memory
Written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis
Recorded by George Strait for MCA Records
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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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