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Shaker Run (1985)

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With the accidental discovery of a lethal bio-agent at her research facility, Dr. Christine Ruben decides to double cross her own government by stealing the deadly formula to keep it out of... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Judd Pierson
Casey Lee
Lisa Harrow ...
Dr. Christine Rubin
Paul Thoreau
Peter Rowell ...
Mr. Carney
Peter Hayden ...
Michael Connoly
Ian Mune ...
Barry Gordon
Dr. Marshall
Fiona Samuel ...
Casey's Girl (as Fiona Samuels)
Nathaniel Lees ...
Squad Commander (as Nat Lees)
Geoffrey Heath ...
Car Sales Customer
Igo Kantor ...
Barry Dorking ...


With the accidental discovery of a lethal bio-agent at her research facility, Dr. Christine Ruben decides to double cross her own government by stealing the deadly formula to keep it out of the clutches of the military, whom she doesn't trust. To make her rendezvous with some confederates who promise to get her out of the country, she recruits daredevil driver Judd Pierson and his partner Casey Lee, who are down on their luck and take the job without knowing what they're getting into. Written by Alfred Jingle

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15 August 1985 (Norway)  »

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The shot with the Capri driving through the showroom window is shot at night, the rest of the scene is set during the day. See more »


Written and Performed by Shona Laing
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It's All In The Chase
17 May 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Shaker Run is strictly a film for those who like car chases with little plot to get in the way.

Cliff Robertson is down on his luck race driver and Leif Garrett is his mechanic stuck in New Zealand some 8000 miles from America. A deadly virus has been developed in a lab and Dr. Lisa Harrow doesn't trust her own government not to give it to the military. So what does she do? She contacts the American Central Intelligence Agency and of course they're real interested.

Lisa steals the virus and hires Robertson and Garrett to transport it to a designated hand off spot. Of course they have all of New Zealand law enforcement chasing them soon enough without at first Robertson and Garrett knowing why.

On the plus side there is both nice scenic photography of the New Zealand country side and of Auckland and Wellington. There are enough car chases and stunt driving to satisfy the most insatiable junkie for this stuff. Cliff Robertson and the rest of the cast basically walk through their parts, I'm sure Robertson did it for the money and for a nice trip to New Zealand.

I have to agree with another viewer, if you didn't see the police with New Zealand uniforms and didn't hear the Kiwi accents, you'd swear you were watching the American cops dealing with a fugitive with all that weaponry. Foreigners occasionally do more than chide Americans for their obsessive love of guns, yet these cops seem to find they come in handy if ineffective in dealing with a professional race car driver.

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