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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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Fidel Abrego ...
Hood #1
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Washington aide
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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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Javier Estrada ...
Dwarf
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Salvador Godínez ...
Boat man
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Ambassador Douglas
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Dean Reilly
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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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Five Men Risk Everything To Save a Friend. See more »

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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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The surrounding area of Veracruz, Mexico included rivers and jungle which figure prominently in the story. The filmmakers did add several features to the landscape. They built two jungle airstrips for the small planes used to transport the American would-be rescuers. The fields were constructed to appear as if they had been around for a long time. The company also constructed an elaborate jungle compound, headquarters for Carlos Ochobar (Guillermo Ríos), the renegade revolutionary who has kidnapped Harry and the American ambassador to protect his lucrative contraband trade and is willing to kill if necessary. See more »

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not very good at all......
9 July 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In Columbia two Americans get kidnapped. One is the US ambassador and the other a plumber named Harry Burck ( Mark Harmon ) from a small town in Illinois. They are kidnapped by a drug-lord who wants some of his men released from a US jail. Harry's friends go to Washington to try and get the government to do something about it. They are stone-walled. Desperate they hire a mercenary ( Robert Duvall ) and head for Columbia to Harry's rescue! Daft idea huh? Yep. But our brave American heroes are determined to save their friend! It could have been a nice action-movie, but it's pretty bad acted and executed. Most actors are sleepwalking. Only Duvall and Gary Busey give slightly inspired performances. Can't really blame the actors though for this is terribly bad written with no logic or interesting dialog at all. Waste of time I'd say.


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