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Navy Seals -- While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons.


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Writers (WGA):
Chuck Pfarrer (written by) and
Gary Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
20 July 1990 (USA) See more »
America's top secret weapon. See more »
While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A very watchable action movie See more (79 total) »


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Charlie Sheen ... Lt. Dale Hawkins

Michael Biehn ... Lt. James Curran

Joanne Whalley ... Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)

Rick Rossovich ... Leary

Cyril O'Reilly ... Rexer

Bill Paxton ... Dane

Dennis Haysbert ... Graham

Paul Sanchez ... Ramos
Nicholas Kadi ... Ben Shaheed

Ronald G. Joseph ... Capt. Dunne (as Ron Joseph)

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Jolena
Gregory McKinney ... U.S. Helicopter Pilot (as Greg McKinney)

Rob Moran ... U.S. Helicopter Co-Pilot
Richard Venture ... Admiral Colker
Mark Carlton ... Jim Elmore
Ira Wheeler ... Warren Stinson
Ron Faber ... General Mateen
William Cort ... Elliott West (as Bill Cort)
Randy Hall ... Navy Seal #8
Duncan Smith ... EOD Officer
William Knight ... Submarine Captain
Nehme Fadlallah ... Ali
Marc Zuber ... Villa Hostage

Vic Tablian ... Terrorist

Nayef Rashed ... Latanya Captain (as Adam Hussein)
George Jackos ... Druze Fighter
Ian Tyler ... Shepherd
Michael Halphie ... Israeli Intelligence #1
Ezra Abraham ... Israeli Intelligence #2
John Pruitt ... Local TV Announcer

Tom Sean Foley ... Crewman C130

William Roberts ... Aircraft Carrier Officer
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Aircraft Carrier Officer

Cathryn de Prume ... Bartender

Titus Welliver ... Redneck in Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barckhoff ... Navy Petty Officer / Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Ed Bishop ... Man with Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Russell Bobbitt ... Car Jacking Victim #1 (uncredited)
Curtis Bush ... Extra (uncredited)
Mike Butters ... Sgt. Baker (uncredited)
Joleen Neighbours ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

John Pycior ... Featured Extra (uncredited)
Jim Vines ... Terrorist, Thermal Image (uncredited)
Justin Wolfe ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Teague 
Writing credits
Chuck Pfarrer (written by) and
Gary Goldman (written by)

Produced by
Brenda Feigen .... producer
Bernard Williams .... producer (as Bernie Williams)
Original Music by
Sylvester Levay 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Don Zimmerman 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Julie Selzer 
Production Design by
Guy J. Comtois 
Veronica Hadfield 
Set Decoration by
Debra Schutt 
Malcolm Stone 
Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman  (as Brad Loman)
Makeup Department
Teresa M. Austin .... hair department head
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup artist (as Lynn Eagan)
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup department head
Paquita Trench .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
David Anderson .... unit production manager
Angelica De Leon .... production manager
John J. Healey .... 2nd unit production manager
Paul A. Levin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... second second assistant director
Frank Capra III .... second assistant director
Robert Carmichael .... second unit director
Héctor Carré .... second assistant director: second unit
Bud Davis .... second unit director
Miguel Lima .... first assistant director: second unit
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director
Michael Weis .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
David Brace .... lead man
William Dean .... props assistant
Billy Frank .... props
Graeme Purdy .... lead man
Tom Southwell .... conceptual artist
Gregory R. Wolf .... assistant property master
Sound Department
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
Richard Burton .... foley editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Gordon Davidson .... foley editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects recordist
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... sound effects editor (as John Larson)
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor (as John Bob Newlan)
Rodger Pardee .... sound effects editor
Nancy Richardson .... foley editor
Hamilton Sterling .... foley editor
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects editor (as Peter Sullivan)
Ed White .... sound mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Dennis Sprankel .... cable person (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Yves De Bono .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects
Roger Nichols .... senior technician
John Stears .... special effects
Brian Warner .... special effects
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Allen Blaisdell .... visual effects dp
Liz Radley .... video supervisor
Jake Brake .... stunt performer
Eddie Braun .... stunt double: Mr. Sheen
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Jack Gill .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator: Spanish crew
Dennis Scott .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera
Michael Barnard .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Carmichael .... cinematographer: second unit
Paul Caven .... best boy
Jan M. Davis .... skydiving assistant camera
David Haycox .... camera operator
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera operator
Azmet Jah .... assistant camera
Norman Kent .... skydiving camera operator: aerial unit
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Paul Modave .... focus puller
Patrick Murray .... underwater gaffer
J. Tad Newberry .... grip/electric
Vern Nobles .... first assistant camera
Pete Romano .... underwater camera operator
David Roth .... second assistant camera
Tom Sanders .... skydiving camera operator: aerial unit
Gregory W. Smith .... camera assistant
Rick A. West .... key grip
Gus Wing .... skydiving assistant camera
Craig W. Richards .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David P. Shannon .... electrician (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... key costumer
L. Robert Stanfield .... wardrobe assistant (as Larry Robert Stanfield)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Paul Cichocki .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Music Department
Glen Ballard .... music producer
Jay Graydon .... music arranger
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
Juan Fernández .... driver: cast
Other crew
David Barckhoff .... naval technical advisor
Charles Thomas Baxter .... location manager
David Blattel .... skydiver
William Bradley .... consultant
Jake Brake .... skydiver (as Jake Blake)
Walt Clayton .... underwater unit coordinator
Mike De Luna .... skydiver (as Mike De Luna)
Kevin Donnelly .... skydiver
Pedro Durán .... naval consultant: Spain
Dick 'Skip' Evans .... pilot: aerial team
Larry Ann Evans .... production secretary
Glory Fioramonti .... skydiver
Bruce A. Florman .... skydiver
Nan Garcia-Wood .... set medic: second unit
Michael Haynes .... skydiver
David Holmes .... skydiver
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Bill Johnson .... second unit coordinator
Jay Johnson .... main title design
Carol Juk .... production coordinator: spain
Joseph Brad Kluge .... assistant location manager
Nancy Lazarus .... location manager: re-shoots
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Jake Lombard .... skydiver (as Jack Lombard)
Roberto Lázaro .... projectionist: rushes
Michael Maxwell .... head chef
Cathy B. Miller .... skydiver
Chuck O'Keeffe .... stand-in (as Chuck O'Keefe)
Dale K. Patterson .... naval consultant
Sandy R. Reid .... skydiver
Myke Schwartz .... skydiver (as Myke S. Schwartz)
Jeff Senour .... pilot: Lear Jet
Robert Stahl .... skydiver
Jim Wallace .... skydiver
Robert A. Waltzer .... skydiver
Bonnie Weis .... assistant production accountant
Karl A. Wickman .... skydiver
Gary Wirth .... skydiver
Gene Witham .... technical advisor
Michelle Wright .... production coordinator
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... dailies coordinator (uncredited)
James E. Brooks .... grateful acknowledgment (as Lieutenant James E. Brooks USN)
Michael T. Sherman .... acknowledgment (as Captain Michael T. Sherman)

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113 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
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Did You Know?

'Chief Dave' one of several real-life SEALs who would later play themselves in the film 'Act of Valor' cites this film as his first introduction to the world of SEALs and inspired him to join them.See more »
Continuity: During the flight from Cyrpus to Lebanon, just 250 km ESE of Cyprus, the sun keeps changing position. In many of the scenes the sun is on the horizon forward and slightly on the port side of the aircraft, meaning the sun is in the east (dawn). When the rear door opens the sun is astern, i.e, in the west (dusk).See more »
Hawkins:For God's sake, be careful out there!
Ramos:If I were going to be careful, I'd have joined the Coast Guard...
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Why are they called 'Seals'?
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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A very watchable action movie, 30 August 2001
Author: John J. Zich from United States

OK, I'll try to comment mostly on the music cause enough has been said about this movie. I think it's a very watchable action movie (despite some flaws). Yes, it's not too realistic, but such a movie would most probably be boring (check how it worked out in The Finest Hour). Yes, it's not too deep, but come on, which action movie is (e.g. what's so deep about characters in Die Hard? nobody complains about that and they shouldn't)? Please take into consideration some other action movie involving the SEALS e.g. The Rock - the unwatchable Michael Bay/Nicholas Cage exploding blockbuster escapade which somehow has over 7.0 rating.

The most positive thing about this movie are the great action scenes which look pretty realistic (the gunfights in Beirut, for example). Nice use of the camera (although it looks a bit 'TV' in some places) and very authentic looking scenery (with some nice details, e.g. like that destroyed Israeli M113 in the background).

But the amazing thing is (personally) one of the best music scores in an action movie ever (which unfortunately I can't seem to find anywhere). I mean, Sylvester Levy really did his job right. Every time they head for action, they are followed by excellent instrumental scores which give this film and the scenery much more depth (my favorite one plays when they are running for the shore). Unbelievably good.

So, must have seen it a couple of dozen times and still like to watch it for the above reasons. It's not a deep movie, just good war action and great music. I enjoy(ed) it. Maybe you will, too. Personally, I'd rate it as 6, objectively at 5, IMDb 7 at least (should have more since atrocities like The Rock get 7.3 average).

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