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Search and Destroy (1979)

The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer ... See full summary »

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William Fruet

Writer:

Don Enright
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Perry King ... Kip Moore
Don Stroud ... Buddy Grant
Tisa Farrow ... Kate Barthel
George Kennedy ... Anthony Fusqua
Tony Sheer Tony Sheer ... Frank Malone
Phil Aikin Phil Aikin ... Rosie Washington
Rummy Bishop Rummy Bishop ... Ernie Cappel
Daniel Buccos Daniel Buccos ... Sinclair
Rob Garrison Rob Garrison ... R.J.
John Kerr ... MacPherson
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Fontaine (as Geza Kovacs)
Bill Starr Bill Starr ... Floyd Gentry
Kirk McOll Kirk McOll ... Katella
Jong Soo Park Jong Soo Park ... Assassin (as Park Jong Soo)
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The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer in order to clear his name. He soon realizes, however, that the real killer is now hunting him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A New Breed of Justice See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1979 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Striking Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pre-Rambo
14 June 2006 | by rinke1971See all my reviews

Search And Destroy was one of the first "post Vietnam vet" movies, and was one of the best. It wasn't about a super-human green beret who can kick everyone's butt, but rather a story of revenge. The music in the movie, especially the end title sequence is nothing short of great. Perry King was excellent in the film, and I followed all of Don Stroud's movies afterward to see if he did anything 'martial art' after. The movie is suspenseful, with a villain who will stop at nothing until everyone dies, and really brings out the primal feelings in keeping yourself and those you love around you, alive. This was one of my top movies from the 1970's.\classicalloy


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