A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as J. Michael Liddle), | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bloodstone (1988)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

When an newlywed American couple goes to India on their honeymoon, little do they realize that they were about to go on the adventure of their life time. A ruby, back from the ages of the ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Brett Stimely, Rajinikanth, Anna Nicholas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Michael Billington, Denise DuBarry, Michael Ansara
Rapid Fire (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso
Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those who oppose himself or the young singer.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson
Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small
Getting Even (1989)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Evans is a former Vietnam veteran called out of retirement by his former commanding officer, Dundee, to find an elusive arms dealer named Slisko, who betrayed Evans years ago in Vietnam, ... See full summary »

Director: Leandro Lucchetti
Stars: Richard Roundtree, Michael Aronin, Harrison Muller Jr.
Stepfather II (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, the Stepfather impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient and her young son.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams
Final Justice (1985)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Homicidal Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo is tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta; when the prisoner escapes, Geronimo goes rogue to catch him.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Rossano Brazzi, Venantino Venantini
Wacko (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A squad of female mercenaries take on an organization called Space Clean, which is dedicated to stopping space exploration.

Director: Pierre Chevalier
Stars: Sybil Danning, Jack Taylor, Karin Schubert
Deep Blue (2001)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Dwight H. Little
Getting Even (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mark Feldberg
Stars: Matthew Faison, Kate Zentall, Ian Abercrombie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
'Tag' Taggar
...
Paige Starson
...
King R. Kenderson
Rod Pilloud ...
Doc
Billy Streater ...
Ryder
...
Kurt
Dan Shackleford ...
Raoul (as Dan Shackelford)
...
Molly
Woody Watson ...
Max
Joe Asberry ...
Potts
Tommy Splittgerber ...
Calvin Deats
Paul Napier ...
Reynolds
Christopher Wycliff ...
Phil
Sean McGraw ...
Gary
Michael J. Loggins ...
Tom (as Michael Loggins)
Edit

Storyline

A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The demand: 50 million dollar The stake: the city of Dallas! (Dutch)


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hostage: Dallas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Action/Adventure circa 1986
17 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie mostly because I did the computer graphics and got my name in the credits at the end for both that and programming. It was filmed in Dallas, Texas and it was a blast hob-nobbing with the actors, especially, Joe Don Baker and Audrey Landers.

The plot starts out with "Tag" and his Black Ops team breaking into a not-so-secret lab in Russia to steal cannisters of a new nerve gas the Russians were developing. Back home, the tables were turned when bad guy Kenderson (Joe Don Baker) steals the gas from Taggert's lab.

Kenderson threatens to release the gas over downtown Dallas if he doesn't get the ransom he's demanding.

FBI agent Paige Starson (Audrey Landers) directs the search for the gas and the bad guys and in one scene (my favorite) she turns to a computer in Tag's office and pulls up a war games program, selects "Chemical Warfare" and proceeds to find out what the casualties would be if the gas is released.

Although the "special effects" are necessarily low-tech (we did this in 1986, after all) the chase scenes, fights and other stuff weren't bad.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On DVD scubadiver22
Discuss Getting Even (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?