MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,490 this week

Choke Canyon (1986)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  1 August 1986 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 175 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

Director:

(as Chuck Bail)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1352 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1558 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 465 titles
created 17 Nov 2013
 
a list of 109 titles
created 16 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 57 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Choke Canyon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Choke Canyon (1986)

Choke Canyon (1986) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Choke Canyon.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki
Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart
The Outfit (1993)
Crime | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A renegade FBI agent sparks an explosive mob war between gangster crime lords Legs Diamond and Dutch Schultz.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Martin Kove, Billy Drago
Humongous (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster who stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on his island.

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Janet Julian, David Wallace, John Wildman
Deadly Intent (Video 1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Lisa Eilbacher, Steve Railsback, Maud Adams
Stone Cold (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Joe Huff is a tough, go-it-alone cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation to convict some extremely violent bikers, who ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe
Weekend War (TV Movie 1988)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of reservists ("weekend warriors") are sent to Honduras to build a runway. Shortly after arriving an engineering group is sent to a small village to repair a bridge as a favor for ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Stephen Collins, Daniel Stern, Evan Mirand
Ghost Warrior (1984)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life.

Director: J. Larry Carroll
Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A successful businessman searches for his Samurai ancestors in a war-torn African nation.

Director: Paul Mayersberg
Stars: Lance Henriksen, John Fujioka, John Saxon
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels there to find ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Ni Tien
Last Samuari (1988)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The quest for spiritual fulfilment be a Japanese businessman who comes to Africa following the trail of his samurai ancestor. Despite the title this is not a martial arts film.

Directors: P. Manneberg, Paul Mayersberg
Stars: John Fujioka, Lance Henriksen, Arabella Holzbog
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The Cold War is over, but the battle is still blazing as Russia and America join forces. When a ruthless international drug cartel threatens to impose a new world order of its own, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Lyle Alzado, Rick Washburn, J. Christian Ingvordsen
Return to Earth (TV Movie 1976)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon, and the problems he had after his return to Earth, including the breakup of his marriage, a nervous breakdown and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Shirley Knight, Charles Cioffi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Janet Julian ...
...
Capt. Oliver Parkside
...
Brook Alastair
...
John Pilgrim
...
Rachel
Robert F. Hoy ...
Buck
...
Jim
Kurt Woodruff ...
Crane
Mark Baer ...
Orrin
...
Governor
Sherry Sailer ...
Mrs. Pilgrim
Alan Gregory ...
Pilgrim's secretary
...
Security guard #1 (as Michael Gates)
Marc Di Nunzio ...
Security guard #2
Edit

Storyline

Pilgrim Corporation has leased Choke Canyon to research physicist David Lowell for 99 years. Lowell has built an impressive research laboratory there. When Pilgrim suddenly needs Choke Canyon for toxic waste storage, they resort to violence to force out the renitent Lowell. However, Pilgrim Corportation vastly underestimates Lowell, who is a tenacious, principled, and ingenious man. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der einsame Kämpfer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt, and Mariska Hargitay were all considered for the lead female role that ultimately went to Janet Julian. See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
Written by Mike Rutherford (as Michael Rutherford)
Performed by Mike + The Mechanics
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Underrated
30 March 2014 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

It's really difficult to explain why this movie is so unknown and low-rated. I've watched it many years ago, as a child, and now found it's DVD release at amazon.com. It's still really great! If you are the fan of 80's action movies - like e.g. Delta Force, American Ninja, Rambo, Commando or James Bond series - you certainly won't be disappointed by this one. This is a very well-done action thriller, with some great stunts and action sequences and - above all - fantastic score by Sylvester Levay (see also Cobra, but he is best known for his Airwolf theme). There are also some really good actors starring in "Choke Canyon", like Stephen Collins, Lance Henriksen and Bo Svenson whose performances make this movie really worth of seeing. So I recommend "Choke Canyon" (AKA "On dangerous ground") to all who like some good, old and light action thrillers.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song by Mike and the Mechanics bbell2000
Code Red currently working on a DVD. Scott_LeBrun
Discuss Choke Canyon (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?