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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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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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Five Men Risk Everything To Save a Friend. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Rescue  »

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$140,980 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Director Stuart Rosenberg didn't have his name on the movie and was billed as "Alan Smithee" which is a pretend film industry name used by directors who don't want their name on a movie. Show-business trade paper 'Variety' reported "director Stuart Rosenberg took his name off the credits, reportedly due to a contretemps during post-production". See more »

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a good blood and guts flick!
24 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Mark Harmon, Gary Busey and the great Robert Duvall all give fine performances in this film. It is a good action flick that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you cheer for the good guys and the red white and blue. There are so many what you could call hidden "subliminal" messages in this film. There is a message in this film about the power of friendship, these men are willing to risk their lives to save their friend. This film sort of reminds us of people left behind like POWs in Vietnam. I like the fact the bad guy in this film is a scummy drug dealer who gets it in the end. Drug dealers are scum and murderers to me, they need to be wiped out! Gary Busey has been trashed enough for what he has done in his personal life, that is irrelevant. He is a fine actor who does good work. He is really funny in this film and steals the show. Robert Duvall is a GIANT in his field. This man was even in the Guiness Book of World Records as one of the most versatile actors of all time, he can play any role and play it well you would not even recognize him in one role from another. I really loved Saving Silverman because the message in the film was about friendship, the question HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HELP A FRIEND???What a wonderful message! This film asks it as well. The blood and guts and shooting and explosions will keep you awake and on the edge of your seat, but the message will make you think after the credits are over. This film came out soon after Rambo: First Blood Part II did. It was when the country was experiencing a wave of patriotism. People realized they treated the Vietnam vets badly when they came home. They spit on them and called them baby killers. It was a horrible time for our country and we realized our wrongs at last. This film brings the message home that we must never do it again. Lets Get Harry won't be considered a classic film, but it is well worth your while to watch it.


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