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Programmed to Kill (1987)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action  |  April 1987 (USA)
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A middle eastern female terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece, after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is ... See full summary »

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Eric Mathews
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James Booth ...
Brock
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Blake
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Jason (as Paul W. Walker)
Louise Caire Clark ...
Sharon
Peter Bromilow ...
Donovan
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Mike
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Chris
Bill Allard ...
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Chaim Banai ...
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Liliana Cameroni ...
Nurse
Dan Coffey ...
Assistant Doctor
Jason Cornado ...
Chuck
John Gillespie ...
Soldier
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A middle eastern female terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece, after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is transformed into a cybernetic killing machine. Now the CIA have a secret weapon to send back to the Middle East, but how long can they control her? Written by Humberto Amador

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She's programmed to kill. He's got every reason to stop her. Neither of them have any choice.

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Sci-Fi | Action

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April 1987 (USA)  »

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The Retaliator  »

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When Eric picks up a pistol from the video box to answer the door, it is one with a rounded trigger guard yet when he gets to the door, the pistol has a squared and larger trigger guard. See more »

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Eric Mathews: There... sure... is... something... going... haywire... here!
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Great action film and one Hot Babe!
11 October 2002 | by (Baltimore, Md) – See all my reviews

I believe this to have something for everyone. 1) The female lead 'kicks ass'! So advocates of females in action-dominant roles is well portrayed. Though this is common today this movie was made in the 1980's! 2)This is a great 'Sci-fi'/Action story! Complete with plots & counter plots! It's cerebral- not just 'T & A'. Think of it as the 'Original Universal Soldier' before Van Damnn. 3) Though it involves U.S. intelligence and foreign terrorist, it takes a passive position of the 'right & wrong' of the parties involved. So, government cynics (e.g. X-File types, etc.) will love the U.S. being a 'dark' good guy and does get their ass kicked along with the foreign guys! <LOL> 4) This movie really deserves to be re-done using modern methods and upgrade the story line to include current events. It's a great idea! 5) Lastly, did I mention the actress portraying our cyborg is a 'piece of a--' ... Well you get the idea! <VBEG>

Baltimore, Md


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