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The Rescue (1988)

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A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their ... See full summary »

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A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their adolescent children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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An elite U.S. Special Forces team is imprisoned behind enemy lines. The Pentagon calls them expendable. Five young heroes call them Dad. Now they'll risk everything to bring them home.


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5 August 1988 (USA)  »

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A large part of this movie was filmed around Queenstown, New Zealand. The prison camp set is still standing, and can be viewed at the Deer Park Heights nature park outside of Queenstown. See more »

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The helicopter used by the North Koreans where the Navy SEAL team is captured is a Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka the Huey. North Korean aircraft are sourced from the former Soviet Union or the People's Republic of China. See more »

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Cmdr. Merrill: ...but how did you get *here*?
Adrian Phillips: We had to use moms car!
Lt. Phillips: They drove here!
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The Vidiot Reviews
20 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Rescue

The best thing about leading a rescue mission to North Korea is you can openly discus it on the Internet and they'll never know.

However, the Internet - prohibited or otherwise - did not exist at the time this action movie was filmed.

When their Navy SEAL fathers (James Cromwell, Timothy Carhart, Edward Albert) are imprisoned in North Korea for spying, Max (Marc Price), Shawn (Ned Vaughn), Adrian (Christine Harnos), Bobby (Ian Giatti) and J.J. (Kevin Dillon) adopt the Navy's abandoned rescue plan for themselves.

Despite difficulties, the teens manage to reach their fathers. Then with a stolen military uniform and co-opted fireworks display, they implement a stunning jailbreak.

While the heroes of this 1988 adventure are improbable, their actions are inspiring and their methods are amusing.

But most touching of all is the fact that these teenagers didn't just sneak into North Korea to borrow their dad's car keys.

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