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Let's Get Harry (1986)

When Harry Burck (Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Busey) are among a group of men, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Fidel Abrego ...
Hood #1
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Washington aide
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Jack
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Theresa
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Mercenary
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Veronica
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Walt Clayton
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
Pablo
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Norman Shrike
Javier Estrada ...
Dwarf
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Spence
Salvador Godínez ...
Boat man
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Ambassador Douglas
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Dean Reilly
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Harry Burck Jr.
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When Harry Burck (Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Busey) are among a group of men, lead by Shrike (Duvall), who go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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An adventure about the hero in all of us. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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The Rescue  »

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$140,980 (USA)
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Although the setting of the story is unidentified, screenwriter Charles Robert Carner spent considerable time in Colombia researching the yarn which had its origins in a concept suggested by Blatt and Singer during the early 1980's in the pre-Rambo era. In Colombia, Carner was introduced to people who worked both sides of the law in fighting and carrying out the lucrative contraband trade that has spread from Latin America to the streets and suburbs of the United States. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) See more »

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12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cast and the plot outline suggested an action-packed thriller. Instead, through a lack of intelligence, or just laziness, we get a cartoon,filled with irksome inconsistencies...examples-they're captured and thrown in a hellhole prison, but manage to keep coke, cigarette lighters a large,fresh cigar and wardrobe changes, for later use. with no obvious bulges in their pockets, or travel gear of any kind, they find seemingly endless ammo clips They are able to survive without water(no canteens), and constantly endanger the mission with meaningless tantrums. Finally,successfully, they return home in triumph to be greeted by a bunch of people we've never seen before, or merely in passing. Lives were lost,but no one seems to care or remember.

Even for me, a waste of time.


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