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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.

Director:

James Glickenhaus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Wahl ... The Soldier
Alberta Watson ... Susan Goodman
Jeremiah Sullivan Jeremiah Sullivan ... Ivan
William Prince ... The President
Joaquim de Almeida ... The Soldier's Force (as Joaquim DeAlmeida)
Peter Hooten ... The Soldier's Force
Steve James ... The Soldier's Force
Alexander Spencer Alexander Spencer ... The Soldier's Force
Klaus Kinski ... Dracha
Bill Anagnos Bill Anagnos ... Truck Driver / Cowboy #1 (as William Anagnos)
Bob Andrews Bob Andrews ... ICBM Guard
Lisa Cain ... Cowgirl #2
Gerald Aleck Cantor Gerald Aleck Cantor ... Customs Officer (as Gerald Cantor)
Anthony Cecere ... Nuclear Guard
Al Cerullo ... Dauphin Pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Codename: The Soldier See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,328,816
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Company Credits

Production Co:

James Glickenhaus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Glickenhaus performed a number of roles on this picture. Glickenaus was writer, producer and director. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

Some violent and bloody scenes in slow motion had to be cut to get an 16 rating in Norway before its cinema release, scenes like the massacre in the beginning, the terrorist being shot in the head by the Israeli Mossad woman and when the policeman is shot in the stomach. later video rental versions are completely uncut. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

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Fool Hearted Memory
Written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis
Recorded by George Strait for MCA Records
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Very enjoyable
2 July 2010 | by gareth633See 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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