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The Patriot -- Four mad terrorists are running an intricate underwater smuggling operation that intercepts nuclear warheads en route to a government base.


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25 July 1986 (USA) See more »
One man stands between unstoppable terrorist and unthinkable destruction.
Agent tries to track down terrorists who are intercepting government nuclear weapons. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregg Henry ... Lieutenant Matt Ryder

Simone Griffeth ... Sean

Michael J. Pollard ... Howard

Jeff Conaway ... Mitchell
Stack Pierce ... Atkins

Leslie Nielsen ... Admiral Frazer

Glenn Withrow ... Pink
Larry Mintz ... Bite
Diane Stevenett ... Maggie

Anthony Caldarella ... Eight Ball

Mike Gomez ... Kenwood
Larry Moss ... Devon
Smith Osbourne ... Rosa
Sally Brown ... Girl in Bar

Mike Muscat ... Pool Room Bully
Lorin Jean Vail ... Howard's Girl (as Lorin Vail)
Gene Lehfeldt ... Shore Patrol
Gary Kalpakoff ... Rig Worker
B.L. Foley ... Crane Operator
Andy Lentz ... Party Guest

Rick McCallum ... Hairy Hand
Peter Griffin ... Kregg Guard
Ron Adams ... Radio Dispatcher
Ross Borden ... Navy Officer
Jacqueline Jacobs ... Bar Fly
King Williams ... Diver #1
Paul Nielsen ... Diver #2
Jack Spinney ... Diver #3
Terry Hite ... Diver #4
Bill Agin ... Agin Brothers Band
Dick Agin ... Agin Brothers Band
Denny Hale ... Agin Brothers Band
Dan Agin ... Agin Brothers Band
Jeff Agin ... Agin Brothers Band
Richard Diaz ... Agin Brothers Band

Directed by
Frank Harris 
Writing credits
Andy Ruben (written by) and
Katt Shea (written by) (as Katt Shea Ruben)

Produced by
Michael Bennett .... producer
Diane S. Harris .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jay Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Frank Harris 
Film Editing by
Richard E. Westover 
Casting by
Paul Bengston 
David Cohn 
Art Direction by
Brad Einhorn 
Set Decoration by
Tori Nourafchan 
Costume Design by
Robin Lewis West 
Makeup Department
Tena Austin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Scott Javine .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Javine .... first assistant director
William Shea .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brent Scrivener .... property maker
Mick Strawn .... property maker
Peter A. Tullo .... set dresser
Sound Department
Glenn E. Berkovitz .... sound mixer
Gail Clark Burch .... adr editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Honaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Fred Cramer .... special effects
John Barrett .... stunt coordinator
John Barrett .... stunts
Darwin Benjamin .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... associate stunt coordinator
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Gary Pike .... stunts
Rick Prieto .... stunts
Víctor Quintero .... stunts
Cheyenne Rivera .... stunts
Charlie Skeen .... stunts
Lucy Wardle .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Harris .... grip
Loren Hillebrand .... best boy
Gary Kalpakoff .... camera operator
Gene Lehfeldt .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Sara Lineberger .... assistant film editor
Kathleen Minks .... telecine coordinator
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Jeff Taylor .... editorial consultant
Pamela Winn-Barnett .... assistant film editor (as Pamela Winn)
Music Department
Budd Carr .... music supervisor
Joanne Weiss .... music coordinator
Richard E. Westover .... music editor
Other crew
Randi Feldman .... script supervisor
Alan Z. McCurdy .... production coordinator
Curtis Paine .... production assistant
Evie Treen .... aerial coordinator
Woody Treen .... diving coordinator
Steven J. Wolfe .... production executive (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Pink:It sure doesn't look like much.
Atkins:One of these got fifteen times the punch as the one we dropped on Hiroshima.
Pink:What's a Hiroshima?
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Sadly this was not direct to video, 27 August 2005
Author: otto4 from California, USA

I payed to see this in the theater when it came out. My friend that went with me still hasn't forgiven me. For years after that this movie was our metric for measuring bad movies, as in "Man, that movie stunk almost as bad as The Patriot".

The only part of this movie I remember is when the good guy is storming an abandoned, rusty, offshore oil rig where the bad guys are, and he knocks one of the bad guys into the water. The bad guy sinks, but his M16 rifle floats...

I followed up the viewing of this movie with Sky Pirates about a week later. After that stinker ("man that was almost worse than The Patriot") my roommate stopped listening to my suggestions for movies to see.

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