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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 overview, first billed only:
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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1.85 : 1
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The football game the guys were watching in the den was an actual game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears in October of 1985, the Bears would defeat the Vikings 27-9 and go on to win super bowl 20 that year. See more »

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Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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The Trouble With (Let's Get) Harry
16 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was Robert Duvall's character coach or model in Harry. He attended my training camp in Alabama in September 1985 before going on down to Vera Cruz Mexico for the location filming.

The major problem with the film was the director(s) and the editing. The actual script wasn't bad. One director quit, and the finishing director cut so much from the film that Duvall tried to keep it from being released, and the director ended up having his own name removed from the film and "Alan Smithee" (a name used to protect the guilty) credited as director.

Virtually all of the training scenes were cut where the plumbers become commandos, and the character development went with it.

Duvall wanted to make a good movie. The script called for his character to give a dying speech after getting shot. When he and I went over the scene, I told him after getting hit the way he was supposed to, he wouldn't be able to say anything. He played it that way.

When I finally saw the film, I was surprised to discover that not only had Duvall followed my advice on how to dress, etc., but that he had adopted my own personal mannerisms and way of talking. He never said anything about doing that.

I was disappointed in the final release, even more than most viewers. I know what's missing.

Frank Camper


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