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Shaker Run (1985)

With the accidental discovery of a lethal bio-agent at her research facility, Dr. Christine Ruben decides to double cross her own government by stealing the deadly formula to keep it out of... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Morrison

Writers:

Jim Kouf (screenplay) (as James Kouf Jr), Henry Fownes (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Robertson ... Judd Pierson
Leif Garrett ... Casey Lee
Lisa Harrow ... Dr. Christine Rubin
Shane Briant ... Paul Thoreau
Peter Rowell Peter Rowell ... Mr. Carney
Peter Hayden Peter Hayden ... Michael Connoly
Ian Mune ... Barry Gordon
Bruce Phillips ... Dr. Marshall
Fiona Samuel Fiona Samuel ... Casey's Girl (as Fiona Samuels)
Deidre O'Connor Deidre O'Connor ... Judd's Girl
Nathaniel Lees ... Squad Commander (as Nat Lees)
Daniel Gilloni Daniel Gilloni ... Thoreau's Driver
Geoffrey Heath Geoffrey Heath ... Car Sales Customer
Dave Smith Dave Smith ... Car Salesman
Igo Kantor Igo Kantor ... CIA Man
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With the accidental discovery of a lethal bio-agent at her research facility, Dr. Christine Ruben decides to double cross her own government by stealing the deadly formula to keep it out of the clutches of the military, whom she doesn't trust. To make her rendezvous with some confederates who promise to get her out of the country, she recruits daredevil driver Judd Pierson and his partner Casey Lee, who are down on their luck and take the job without knowing what they're getting into. Written by Alfred Jingle

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The Ultimate Chase See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1985 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirka s smrtjo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is incorrect I was there at the time Sitting in a bus over the road: definitely shot at same time as the panel wagon rolling over the VW. See more »

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Written and Performed by Shona Laing
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This Bud's for You
26 November 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In New Zealand, Cliff Robertson (as Judd Pierson) is an semi-unemployed daredevil race-car driver. Mr. Robertson advertises Budweiser beer on his race-car. His traveling companion is mechanic Leif Garrett (as Casey Lee). Mr. Garrett drinks Budweiser beer when he goes out to pick up women. While Robertson and Garrett are trying to make ends meet, Doctor Lisa Harrow (as Christine Ruben) learns a deadly virus has been discovered by some suspicious characters she works with at a laboratory. Ms. Harrow hires Robertson as her driver then, she steals the virus. Robertson, Garrett, and Harrow take off with the virus, in Robertson's "Helldrivers Auto Circus" car. Bad guys like Shane Briant (as Paul Thoreau) will do almost anything to get the virus back…

Interestingly, the virus stolen by Harrow destroys the body's immune system, like AIDS. It was discovered accidentally, and Harrow seems correct in her assumption about how her government would use the virus; she doesn't trust New Zealand's military. Why she decides to, instead, deliver the virus to the United States CIA has even co-star Robertson baffled! Despite some warming up, there isn't much characterization. The ending gives the film a lift.

*** Shaker Run (1985) Bruce Morrison ~ Cliff Robertson, Leif Garrett, Lisa Harrow, Shane Briant


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