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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 »


Bruce Morrison


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


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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With A Deadly Experiment Out of Control, He is Their Only Hope See more »


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New Zealand | USA



Release Date:

15 August 1985 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirka s smrtjo See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Written and Performed by Shona Laing
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Another view of Shaker Run
26 March 2012 | by sculptagain-1See all my reviews

The critique of this movie will always be divided by 2. #1-Yes, it is a car chase movie in New Zealand (Home of the Hobbits). Shaker Run is a basic, campy movie without all the glamour most Hollywood movies seem to need as their by-lines. The heroes never use guns, yet the bad guys use lots. They incorporate the 'teary eyed' hero when his past emerges. And the good guys win in the end. Nuff said about Hero versus villain (and it is perfectly clean for the youngest of viewers). #2-The flick was made in 1986 during the Retro/Disco era when cowboys wore Pink. But, again, they didn't lead with the stereotypical Hollywood stuff that spoils most of their movies. There were no equally proportioned ethnic groups in the Hero club and no one was an Ex-Special Forces guy (always ruins things). Yes the girl is pretty. But it isn't as if her bones are for jumping. It is just a nice,as I said - Campy movie. Cliff Robertson is 63 - and plays the part well. Casey should have had more of a Hero status driving - to become like his father. All in all, it isn't a stupid movie like so many others in the same Genre. And it sure isn't like most 1986 movies except for the fact that people were quite Pink in that time. Embarrassing, I know - but when cowboys drive Pink cars, then they have to think they're in the gutter and the only way out is look to the stars (or helicopter, in this case).

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