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Deadly Encounter (1982)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 19 December 1982
An ex-combat helicopter pilot (Larry Hagman) helps a widowed ex-girlfriend (Susan Anspach) find the black book her husband kept from mobsters.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

David J. Kinghorn (teleplay), Robert Boris (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Hagman ... Sam
Susan Anspach ... Chris Butler
James Gammon ... Frank Kitchens
Michael C. Gwynne ... John Servasco
José Chávez José Chávez ... Station Attendant (as Jose Chavez T.)
Jack Dunlap Jack Dunlap ... Mickey
John Graham John Graham ... Sagebrush Man
Arnold Jeffers Arnold Jeffers ... Paul
Hank Hendrick Hank Hendrick ... Aide
Roger La Rue ... Tall Officer (as Roger LaRue)
Glenn Miller Glenn Miller ... Pocotello Pete
Tim O'Connor ... Mechanic
Janet Graham Janet Graham ... Waitress (as Janet Rasak)
Gregorio Sánchez Sr. Gregorio Sánchez Sr. ... Doctor (as Gregorio Sanchez Sr.)
Gregorio Sánchez Jr. Gregorio Sánchez Jr. ... Doctor (as Gregorio Sanchez Jr.)
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Storyline

An ex-combat helicopter pilot (Larry Hagman) helps a widowed ex-girlfriend (Susan Anspach) find the black book her husband kept from mobsters.

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Plot Keywords:

pursuit | helicopter | chase | See All (3) »

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LARRY HAGMAN...takes on "the mob" in a race to find a hidden multi-million dollar fortune in...Deadly Encounter [Video]

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Hughes 369HS flown by Hagman's character was destroyed in a collision with an aerial cableway on 17th April 1982. Sadly, three of the four people on board were killed: one was the aircraft's owner, Glenn Miller (who appears in the film as the truck driver Pocatello Pete). It is unknown whether the accident occurred during filming. See more »

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There are several sequences involving people walking around the helicopters with the rotors turning, but no downwash or turbulence is evident. See more »

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Great Chopper Action Movie
11 January 2020 | by erkcan2See all my reviews

This movie has the best chopper action scenes since the made for tv, "Birds of Prey" from 1973.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Eagle See more »

Filming Locations:

Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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