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Terror Squad (1988)

 -  Action  -  April 1988 (USA)
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A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, and take over a nuclear power plant. A counter-terrorist expert must stop them before they blow it up.

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Chief Rawlings
Brodie Greer ...
Capt. Steiner
Bill Calvert ...
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Kerry Wall ...
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Kavi Raz ...
Yassir
Joseph Nasser ...
Gamal
Budge Threlkeld ...
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Nathan Dyer
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Larissa
Baggie Hardiman ...
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Jill Sanders
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Libyan terrorists attack a nuclear power plant. Pursued by police the terrorists flee in an exciting chase sequence and end up taking a high school class as hostage. The lead terrorists then have to negotiate with a tough as nails police chief. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Yassir (Kavi Raz) is armed with a Micro Uzi submachine gun, which changes into an M11 submachine gun, and back, during the school scenes. See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Buddy Holly
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Dreadful! But in a good way.
6 July 2001 | by (Ringside) – See all my reviews

This is a tremendously bad thriller from the late 80s, and the dating shows. The bad guys are cartoon caricatures of Libyans. They cross the US-Canadian border into Indiana (think about it) and immediately fail to blow up a nuclear reactor in Kokomo. What follows is the longest sustained car chase I know of (35 minutes), with old cars, abandoned factories, and other unwanted props getting blown to hell with rocket launchers. Finally, they take over a high school during detention hours (described by one terrorist as a "steenky place!"). It's "Breakfast Club" meets "Die Hard" then, as jocks and nerds band together to defeat the baddies. Meanwhile, the police and SWAT teams led by Chuck Conners surround the school and proceed to do nothing, even when the terrorists' numbers are reduced to two and clear headshots present themselves repeatedly. Finally, it's a mad dash for freedom as the terrorists and their pretty-girl hostage board a Ford Bluebird school bus and head for the airport. But is it a big Bluebird after all? The final set of exciting stunts wouldn't work with a full-size bus, so it miraculously (and VERY clearly) transforms into a Hoekstra minibus halfway through the chase.

I've said enough -- this is an overlooked classic.


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