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1 August 1986 (USA) See more »
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Stephen Collins ... Dr. David Lowell
Janet Julian ... Vanessa Pilgrim

Bo Svenson ... Capt. Oliver Parkside

Lance Henriksen ... Brook Alastair

Nicholas Pryor ... John Pilgrim

Victoria Racimo ... Rachel
Robert F. Hoy ... Buck

Walter Robles ... Jim
Kurt Woodruff ... Crane
Mark Baer ... Orrin

Michael Flynn ... Governor
Sherry Sailer ... Mrs. Pilgrim
Alan Gregory ... Pilgrim's secretary

Michael Phenicie ... Security guard #1 (as Michael Gates)
Marc Di Nunzio ... Security guard #2
Ted Petersen ... Security guard #3

Denver Mattson ... Truck driver
Glory Fioramonti ... Passenger
Frank Kanig ... Reporter #1
Robert Conder ... Reporter #2
Tony Larimer ... Uncle Charles (as Emmet Larimer)
John Fountain ... Man in crowd
Mitchell Scott Thompson ... Technician
Jill Freeman ... Woman in crowd

Directed by
Charles Bail  (as Chuck Bail)
Writing credits
Sheila Goldberg (written by) &
Ovidio G. Assonitis (written by) &
Alfonso Brescia (written by)

Produced by
Ovidio G. Assonitis .... producer
Peter Shepherd .... associate producer
Original Music by
Sylvester Levay 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti 
Film Editing by
Roberto Silvi 
Production Design by
Franco Vanorio  (as Frank Vanorio)
Set Decoration by
Stefano Paltrinieri  (as Steve Paltrinieri)
Costume Design by
Michaela Gisotti 
Makeup Department
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mario Cotone .... executive in charge of production
Gianna Di Michele .... production supervisor
Maxwell Meltzer .... unit production manager
Aldo U. Passalacqua .... executive in charge of production
Roger Salvadori .... unit manager
Attilio Viti .... unit manager
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitchell Factor .... second assistant director
Stuart Fleming .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gilberto Carbonaro .... construction coordinator
Ivan Count .... scenic artist
Jim Foy .... construction coordinator
Armando Vici .... carpenter
Sound Department
Roberto Arcangeli .... special sound effects
Michael Billingsley .... sound editor
Aldo De Martino .... boom operator
Tony Testa .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... mechanical special effects
Gino De Rossi .... mechanical special effects
Bob McCarthy .... mechanical special effects
Phil Adams .... stunt coordinator
Mark Bail .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunts
Kevin Donnelly .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
John Fountain .... stunts
Chuck Hart .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
John Kazian .... wing walker: aerial sequences
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Denver Mattson .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
Philip Romano .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Caramanico .... still photographer
Vittorio Contino .... generator operator
Kevin Donnelly .... camera operator: helmet camera, aerial sequences
Roberto Forges Davanzati .... camera operator: second unit
Herburt Manenter .... second assistant camera
Morris Micalizzi .... key grip
David B. Nowell .... aerial camera operator (as David Nowell)
Joseph Osborn .... assistant camera
Jack Palinkas .... grip
Luigi Pasqualini .... best boy
Mark Sacerdor .... first assistant camera
Marco Sacerdoti .... focus puller
John Sangar .... camera operator
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera: second unit
Carlo Vinciguerra .... gaffer
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... camera pilot
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Goodman .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Elvio Sordoni .... assistant editor
Other crew
Annette Baird-Smith .... production secretary
Edna Brown .... production assistant
Fausto Capozzi .... assistant accountant
Earl Cherry .... pilot: Bi-Plane, aerial sequences
Renata Franceschi .... script supervisor
Sheri Griffith .... production assistant
Richard Holley .... aerial coordinator
Richard Holley .... helicopter pilot (as Richard R. Holley)
Susan Jablonski .... assistant: Mr. Bait (as Sue Jablonski)
Robert Laureston .... assistant: Mr. Assonitis
Stefanie Meltzer .... production assistant
Jim Prine .... wrangler (as James Prine)
Mitchell Scott Thompson .... helicopter pilot (as Mitchell Thompson)
Duane Williams .... helicopter pilot
Dorcey Wingo .... helicopter pilot
Gary Wismer .... production assistant
John Eggett .... weapons handler (uncredited)

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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Underrated, 30 March 2014
Author: wiac from Poland

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 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.

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