Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

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Col. Glen Whitacre
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Lt. Milan Delich
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Walter Henke
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Karl Richards
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Soviet Press Secretary
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Gen. Hopkins
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Gen. Carlson
Ike Pappas ...
Himself
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Marth
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Chicago Police Lieutenant
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Storyline

Johnny Gallagher, a sergeant, is sent from Germany with a prisoner. The prisoner escapes from the men's room at National Airport and Hackman begins his search for his man. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife and various old friends, he finds that the prisoner is part of a plot by senior military personnel on both sides to kill a very high-ranking world figure in order to sabotage arms control talks. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He's one man racing against time to stop the most explosive conspiracy in history. See more »


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A la caza del lobo rojo  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,647,219 (USA)
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Trivia

When Boyette/Henke while dressed as a Priest, enters an elevated train stop. As he emerges from the stairs to the platform above, the public address system begins. Listen closely. The voice on the P.A. is Tommy Lee Jones. See more »

Goofs

Col. Glen Whitacre wears a "garrison cap", whose visor is without embroidered golden leaves ("scrambled eggs"). In the U.S. Army, "field-grade" commanders (Maj., L/Col., Col.) and above, have golden leaves garnishing their cap visors. "Company-grade" commanders (2/Lt., 1/Lt., Cpt.,) have no such garnishment.. If it were part of the plot, Col. Whitacre could be charged with being "out-of-uniform". See more »

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Sgt. Johnny Gallagher: Why would he want to smuggle himself in?
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Referenced in The Package: Interview with Joanna Cassidy (2014) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
By Corelli / Jacobs Music
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A VERY COMPLEX POLIT THRILLER
19 October 2002 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

It´s the second time that I watched it on DVD and at the end I have still some open questions. This movie takes especially in the first third your full attention. The story is a good idea but there are some scenes that are turned too quickly. Perhaps there are too many characters in the movie that plays all an important key role. All in all it´s an entertaining film but enjoy it only when you are not too tired. For these reasons I gave 6/10.


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