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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Thomas F. Wilson appears in both this film and Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009), which is a reference to this movie's title. See more »

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

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Pure Entertainment
3 June 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Let's Get Harry is an excellent action movie, as far as low-budget, throwaway action movies go. Don't expect state-of-the-art special effects, a deep and meaningful plot, or Oscar-winning performances by any of the stars (however, it should be noted that Gary Busey, arguably, gives one of his best performances). What you will find, however, is a movie that will entertain fans of the genre for 102 minutes. Basically, it is a Charles Bronson movie without Charles Bronson. As for racial insensitivity, anyone that finds insensitivity within this movie is not a true fan of the genre and probably ought to stay away from action movies in general, as any movie where white people aren't being slaughtered is offensive to them. The purpose of Let's Get Harry is to entertain, not to provide thought-provoking insight into US/Colombian relations.


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