A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Patrovita
Paulo Rocca
Harry Shannon
Marvin Baxter
Mordecai Lawner ...
Martin Lamanski
Amy Kaminsky
Louise Robey ...
Lamanski's Girl (as Robey)
Dangerous Man
Killer #1 (as George Wilbur)
Killer #2


Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triple Identity  »

Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)


$16,209,459 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Davi later appeared in Expendables 3 in which they share no screen time. Arnold was also considered for Bruce Willis's role as Detective John McClane in Die Hard which also costarred Robert Davi as FBI agent Johnson but he turned it down. See more »


During the car chase scene, it shows arrows on the road that are pointing in the opposite direction of the flow of traffic. See more »


[Taking off Kaminski's shirt]
Monique: Oh... my... God!
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I've seen that face before (Libertango)
Written by Astor Piazzolla, Barry Reynolds, Dennis Wilkey
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of Island Records
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What do you think I look like, Dirty Harry?
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been soaking up a lot of vicarious aggression lately with Van Damme, Stallone, and Ahnuld. I bet a lot of Arnie's fans have missed this little gem. No, we don't look for quality here, but Schwarzenegger does a credible job of acting and he keeps throwing out these funny lines that keep you in stitches.

Nothing original here - failed FBI agent, now small town Sheriff (think Bruce Willis in Hostage or Striking Distance, Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, or many others who are out in the cold because of their screw-ups or someone's evil deed - called to infiltrate the mob and bring them down.

You know Arnie's going to get the job done with muscle and firepower. He even manages a little romance - damn little - with Kathryn Harrold.

Paybacks are hell!

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