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The Blue Lightning (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama  -  7 May 1986 (USA)
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A private eye (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.

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Harry Wingate
Rebecca Gilling ...
Kate McQueen
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Dr. William Giles
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Ninian
Max Phipps ...
Brutus Cathcart
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Lester McInally
Ralph Cotterill ...
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Jack Davis ...
Jahrgadu
Ray Meagher ...
Hale
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Roberts
Norm Erskine ...
Clancy
Gary Waddell ...
Hennessey
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Sky Operator
Garry Who ...
Mechanic (as Gary Who)
Bob Barrett ...
Sullivan
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A private eye (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.

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7 May 1986 (USA)  »

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AUD 2,550,000 (estimated)
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In the barroom fight between Sam Elliot's character and the bartender, the barkeep is shown with a forearm spring knife. When the knife is drawn, it is seen on his left arm, but in the subsequent fight, its on his Right arm. See more »

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No spark in this "Lightning"
29 May 2004 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Sam Elliott's name might attract viewers to this made-in-Australia production but they're likely to be disappointed. He's no more than "adequate" in a script which has a tired, trite feel to it and which soon settles for "going through the motions." Some "Outback" locations around Broken Hill provide a bit of interest but not nearly enough to make this worth a look. Robert Culp is curiously cast as the villain and he occasionally rises above the material. (Sadly, despite all the heat and dust, Sam Elliott doesn't get to do a shower scene even though, at about age 42, he'd still look good walking around with just a towel knotted around his waist.)


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