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The Soldier (1982)

Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

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Susan Goodman
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
Ivan
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The President
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The Soldier's Force (as Joaquim DeAlmeida)
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Alexander Spencer ...
The Soldier's Force
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Bill Anagnos ...
Truck Driver / Cowboy #1 (as William Anagnos)
Bob Andrews ...
ICBM Guard
Lisa Cain ...
Cowgirl #2
Gerald Aleck Cantor ...
Customs Officer (as Gerald Cantor)
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Dauphin Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
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The Russians steal a nuclear device and are stating that unless the Israelis pull out from the West bank, they will detonate it, which they have planted in an oil field and if it should go off; 50% of the World's oil will be contaminated. And the Israelis are unwilling to cooperate and the Americans knowing that they can't allow this are making preparations to force the Israelis off the West bank. The President then calls the Director of the CIA to do something about this. The Director assigns the agent who works outside the official channels codenamed the Soldier. He starts by trying to see if the Russians are indeed behind it but the Russians have him marked for termination. When he tries to contact the Director, the Russians placed a bomb in his office that leaves the soldier with no one but his team and the Israelis to help him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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27 August 1982 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,328,816
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First of two consecutive cinema movies featuring actress Alberta Watson which featured a music score by German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. The second was about a year later where they composed the music score for Michael Mann's The Keep (1983). See more »

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The German terrorist who Wahl shoots mid-air on the ski slope suddenly doesn't have his skis on anymore when he lands. See more »

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Very enjoyable
2 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Probably the best Glickenhaus film, great action sequences, over the top yes, but a lot of fun. Especially the beginning and the plutonium theft scenes.

The only downsides are the film drags slightly in the middle and Klaus Kinski has a minuscule role. Only gets one line I think. No great acting performances but action speaks louder than words in these sort of films and there is plenty. A ninja sequence with Steve James is a bit wasted as this angle could have been used more throughout the film i think, maybe in the assault on the missile base? Apart from those minor points it is overall a very good and underrated film. Certainly worth watching.


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