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The Rescue (1988)

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A team of Navy Seals 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.... See full summary »

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Adm. Rothman
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J.J. Merrill
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Secretary Gates
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A team of Navy Seals 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 teenage 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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El rescate  »

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$5,855,392 (USA)
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The prison camp set in this movie was built (and still stands) at Deer Park Heights outside of Queenstown, New Zealand (where much of the filming of Rohan was also done for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)). 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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Fantastic movie for whole family
18 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a kid. My bother was only 6 and he watched it over and over and over. He is 20 now and knows the movie word for word. I have a five year old and am trying to locate a copy of this movie so he can enjoy it as I have. Family friendly, yet exciting enough even for the most action involved fanatic. Watching this movie is like reading a good book; you just cannot put it down. You are pulled into the story and plot line and kept eyes wide open through the whole thing. No matter how many times you have watched it you have to pause the movie to go to the restroom so as not to miss a thing. Suspense, action, comedy, romance, yet clean. Why can't the movie industry make more movies like this today!


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