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The Package (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  25 August 1989 (USA)
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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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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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Gene Hackman is up against Tommy Lee Jones. Let the best man win! See more »


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A la caza del lobo rojo  »

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$10,647,219 (USA)
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Trivia

Although the story is set in various places around the world, nearly all of the film (including scenes set in Washington and Germany) were filmed in the area of the director's home town, Chicago. See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning of the movie, the Brig. General steps outside of the summit without his cover on. Military personnel are always "covered" (wearing a hat) while outdoors. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Johnny Gallagher: Why would he want to smuggle himself in?
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

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Soul of the Land
Performed and Written by William Olvis
Published by William Olvis 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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