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 has never been launched on DVD in the USA or Australia though it has been released on DVD in some European (Region 2) territories. See more »


During the KGB Training Camp scenes in Minsk there is an AM General M715 and a late 1970s GM station wagon seen in the camp. See more »


Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »


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Not Oscar material, but...
16 May 2002 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the film, I enjoyed it thoroughly. The acting, far from being bad, seemed more a realistic portrayal of how people might speak and act in the given situations. And, those who speak of it today as a 'relic' of Cold War times should take a good look at Russia today. There are those who don't particularly care for Vladamir Putin and the current status quo in government. And, the K.G.B. didn't go away, it just changed its name to the F.S.B. -- still very active in Russia and, perhaps, with elements unfriendly to the Russian status quo among their numbers. Nationalist candidates still only capture minority interest but this can change ... as can the F.S.B. The film portrayed fictional incidents in 1982. And, while those incidents might seem Cold Warrish in 2002, future events could alter that perception. I saw the film recently and like it better than when I first saw it.

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