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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

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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Trivia

One of a number of movies made during the 1980s that looked at Middle Eastern politics and/or the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The films included The Soldier (1982), Wrong Is Right (1982), The Delta Force (1986), Witness in the War Zone (1987), Screen Two: The Impossible Spy (1987), The Glory Boys (1984), Hanna K. (1983) and The Little Drummer Girl (1984). 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 »

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 »

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Featured in Shakedown (1988) 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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Consider the times
20 January 2006 | by kilted911See all my reviews

I saw it when it first came out, and I think I was a sophomore in high school. Carter and his "maliase" (pardon the spelling) were out, Reagan and his pro-America anti-evil empire were in. The Soviets were considered a real threat. Perhaps like today's Bin Laden with a few thousand nukes pointed at us.

Yes, the acting tended to be stiff, and there were some things that happened in the movie that didn't make too much sense. You know what? It was not a documentary. Tangerine Dream did an excellent job with the score, the opening scene was great, good action sequences that were of course pro-American, and it had a patriotic ending. It was a good movie for it's time. Back in 1982, it was considered very cool to be very patriotic, and this movie fit the time.


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