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The Soldier (1982)

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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Susan Goodman
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
Ivan
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The President
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The Soldier's Force (as Joaquim DeAlmeida)
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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)
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Nuclear Guard
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Dauphin Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
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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 All (177) »

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


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27 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Codename: The Soldier  »

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$6,328,816 (USA)
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Klaus Kinski: As the Soviet KGB agent Dracha. Though prominently billed, Kinski appears only briefly. He would play a similar role not long after this film in The Little Drummer Girl (1984). See more »

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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 »

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Featured in Shakedown (1988) See more »

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Fool Hearted Memory
Written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis
Recorded by George Strait for MCA Records
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Holy Mother of God, save us from this movie
25 August 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

First of all, everybody's acting sucks. Considering the cast includes personal favorites like Jeffrey Jones, Ken Wahl, and Zeljko Ivanek, this says a lot. The plot is kind of like a bad acid trip, maybe a mescaline letdown - hard to tell. Everybody moves like they're underwater, and it's completely incomprehensible. The ski sequence was the best of the scenes, which frankly isn't saying a heck of a lot. I wept for Ivanek and Jones, caught like deer in headlights. Bet that ABC Movie-of-the-Week that they turned down to do this is looking like Bergman about now.


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