Let's Get Harry (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  31 October 1986 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fidel Abrego ...
Hood #1
Washington aide
Walt Clayton
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
Norman Shrike
Javier Estrada ...
Salvador Godínez ...
Boat man
Ambassador Douglas
Dean Reilly
Harry Burck Jr.


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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Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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The Rescue  »

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$140,980 (USA)

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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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