Bad guys are poisoning drinking water, and there is only one man who can stop them, Jeff Fahey.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Wilkins (as Carrie-Ann Moss)
Denis Akiyama ...
Det. Peter 'Playdo' Ota
David Mucci ...
David Fraser ...
Ed 'Smarty-Pants' Williams
Sparky (as Karen Dwyer)
Chris Pickle ...
Linda Barnett ...
Lizzie (the tour guide)
Lt. Rogers
Lt. Wilson
Emily Merryn ...
Sarah (as Emily Roberts)


All out action film as a team of terrorists/robbers seize a water purification plant and threaten to pollute a city's entire drinking supply. However, the attack is in fact a cover-up of an in-progress robbery. Kim Coates plays the over-the-top genius leader of the gang at the plant, while Busey is a double-crossing leader of the burglary. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Money is the most explosive element.


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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerta Geral  »

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Carrie-Anne Moss and Kim Coates previously starred in the pilot episode of F/X: The Series (1996) together. See more »


Melissa Wilkins: So is there a cop-wife at home?
Det. David Chase: Yeah. I keep her in a jar with my cop-kids and my cop-dog.
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Terribly acted hijack movie.
30 March 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

I caught Lethal Tender very quickly as I was channelsurfing last night,and just happened to tune in as it was starting.For some reason,I compelled myself to carry on watching it,and,to start off with,it appeared to be a fairly compact,intelligent spin off of Die Hard.But,after that,it soon degenerated into an unspeakable pash.The acting by far was the worst thing.Even for an action movie,it was the worst I had seen in ages.The dialouge was totally over-the-top ,and the performances were hammy in the extreme.Though the battle with the terrorists was engagingly held,this was all in all,obviously just another cheap,straight to video,Le Monde,channel 5 movie.**

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