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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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Cmdr. Merrill
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Adm. Rothman
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Sybil Howard
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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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$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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Adrian Phillips: We had to use Mom's car.
Lt. Phillips: They drove!
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One of my all-time favorites
21 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film 40 plus times. I watch it more than once a year, because the action is rousing; the kids are convincing and courageous; the underlying theme (that family love combined with incredible good luck :) can win the day) is uplifting; and even the soundtrack is great. It's a little slow in the beginning (which is why I give it a 9 instead of 10) and is obviously dated (Kevin Dillon in 1988.) Because of the nature of human relationships between parents and their kids - and because of the current political climate and threats from North Korea - this film remains relevant today, in 2006. I'm hoping to see it soon on one of the cable movie channels.


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