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In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991)

Gordon Kahl is man who feels that the U.S. government doesn't care about the American farmer, so he retaliates by not paying taxes. He would be sent to prison and upon being released, his ... See full summary »

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Gordon Kahl
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Agent Richard Mayberly
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Leland Winters
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Scott Faul
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Karen
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Joan Kahl
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Tony Higgins
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Earl Mackie
Madison Arnold
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Carl Greenwood
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Gordon Kahl is man who feels that the U.S. government doesn't care about the American farmer, so he retaliates by not paying taxes. He would be sent to prison and upon being released, his views have not changed. He encourages anyone who is having trouble not to pay taxes. He also joins a paramilitary and a white supremacy group. When the FBI, learns of this they try to arrest Kohl but Kohl armed, doesn't want to go, and when the Feds don't let him go, he kills most of them. He then goes on the run and it's up to the FBI agent to headed the operation to find Kohl, and anyone else who may have been involved. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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12 May 1991 (USA)  »

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In the Line of Duty: The Twilight Murders  »

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Trivia

Beth Fowler's TV debut. See more »

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Throughout the film the city name Medina is pronounced muh-dee-na, the correct pronunciation is muh-dye-na. See more »

Quotes

Mayberly: You all right?
Leland Winters: Yeah. It was Gordon Kahl, son Yorie, Scott Faul, Wilbur Lundy, guy named Lester Tompkins, all members of the Posse. Kahl did the most damage.
[angry]
Leland Winters: He shot Bob Cheshire point blank. He executed him.
Mayberly: You're sure it was Kahl?
Leland Winters: Hell, yeah. I talked to him at the clinic after.
Mayberly: [surprised] What?
Leland Winters: The ambulance took us all to Doc Earns' clinic in Medina and there he was.
Mayberly: All of you were there?
Leland Winters: It's the closest doctor. Yorie was there and I guess Kahl came to see how he was.
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Followed by In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993) See more »

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Not too bad.
18 February 2005 | by (North Dakota) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie on a TV rerun a while back and thought it wasn't too bad. I know someone from the town of Medina, N.D., where he was living after prison. It's pretty surreal when you know someone whose family was around at the time of the incident.

Yes, this movie is very realistic. Its not flashy, its not stylized, its like real life, the way movies are supposed to be. Rod Steiger also looks insanely close to the real Gordon Kahl.

It is probably one of the largest stories in N.D. history because of the nationwide impact it had.

If you catch this on TV (probably on one of the smaller cable channels), check it out, especially if you are from N.D. Its not that bad of a movie and for those of you who remember it, I'm sure you'll find things you like and don't like about it.


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