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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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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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He doesn't solve problems...He terminates them. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The gun used in the Austrian Alps chase/shootout, is an Ingram MAC M10 with extended barrel. 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

The UK cinema version was cut by 4 secs to remove blood spurts from stomach and head shootings though video releases lost a further minute from a scene where a light bulb is fitted with a booby trapped bomb which explodes later. The 2004 Cinema Club DVD restored the cinema cuts but retained 1 min 17 secs of edits to the bomb-making scene. See more »

Connections

References Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Fool Hearted Memory
Written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis
Recorded by George Strait for MCA Records
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Badly made movie with a few good scenes.
21 July 2003 | by mm-39See all my reviews

Not a great movie, but better than other films. The Soldier is about the cold war between the Soviets and Ameriacans. This movie is similar to James Bond but is more violent than the Bond films. Ken Wahl is the C I A's version of James Bond. However, I find the movie is inferiorly made compared to the Bond series. I hate seeing a few good scenes wasted in a film which has choppy directing, an unbelievable script, and bad acting. I like these kind of films but this movie is like a HBO style, low budget film. I wish the makers had more time and money to make this movie the way it should have been made. The Soldier is an 3 or 5 out of 10. Watch it on late night TV.


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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