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Writers (WGA):
Ben Bradlee Jr. (book)
Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Release Date:
30 April 1989 (USA) See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order)

David Keith ... Lt. Col. Oliver North

Barnard Hughes ... CIA Director William Casey

Annette O'Toole ... Betsy North

Peter Boyle ... Adm. John Poindexter

Paul Dooley ... Robert McFarlane

Jim Fitzpatrick ... Sargeant Major Collins
Amy Stock-Poynton ... Fawn Hall
Bryan Clark ... President Ronald Reagan

Miguel Ferrer

Suzanne Snyder

Scott Kraft

Terry O'Quinn ... Aaron Sykes
Thomas Byrd ... Robert Owen (as Tom Byrd)
Maria Claire ... Tait
Anthony De Fonte ... Manucher Chorbanifar (as Anthony DeFonte)

Donnie Jeffcoat ... Stuart
Tom Fuccello ... Spitz Channel

Jane Kean ... Mrs. Cornwall

Colby Kline ... Dornin
Rob Neukirch ... Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Iwata ... Acadamy Class Mate
Adolfo Jimenez ... Marine lt.
T.W. Miller ... Annapolis Friend

Jay Pickett ... Radio Operator

Reed Rudy
David Sage
John Shearin
Reid Shelton

Dwier Brown ... (uncredited)

Tony Colitti ... Harv Koenig (uncredited)

Ty Copeman ... Young Cadet (uncredited)
Donald Craig ... (uncredited)
Chris Dawson ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Joe Dorsey ... Gen. Secord (uncredited)

Dakin Matthews ... Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Air force general (uncredited)

Arlen Dean Snyder ... (uncredited)

David Spielberg ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Robe 
Writing credits
Ben Bradlee Jr. (book)

Mike Robe (teleplay)

Original Music by
Arthur B. Rubinstein 
Makeup Department
Brad Look .... special makeup effects artist
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair department head
Production Management
Susan J. Spohr .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Jaime Fernandez .... properties: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Gilchrist .... sound mixer: Washington DC
Ron S. Herbes .... adr editor
Ron S. Herbes .... dialogue editor
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Graham .... second assistant camera
Gene Hara .... electrician
Rick Lamb .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Casting Department
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting director (as Catherine Holzer-Ballowe)
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic

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Germany:113 min | USA:187 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:16 (video premiere) | Iceland:L

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3 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Made for TV strikes again, 4 March 1999
Author: N Winkler from Tampa, FL

Oliver North is a criminal. That said, this is a bad, bad movie. I don't know the particulars of Oliver North's personal life, but David Keith comes off as a caricature.

With lines like "buenas dias, commies" and endlessly overplayed patriotic zealotry, this movie is boring at worst and mildly entertaining at best.

Plus, it has what every made for TV movie needs, a hilarious Ronald Reagan portrayal.

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