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C.A.T. Squad (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 27 July 1986
A special government organization known as the C.A.T. Squad is formed to deal with terrorists.

Director:

William Friedkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Cortese ... John 'Doc' Burkholder
Jack Youngblood ... John Sommers
Steve James ... Bud Raines
Patricia Charbonneau ... Nikki Blake
Barry Corbin ... The Director
Eddie Velez ... Carlos
Sam Gray Sam Gray ... Dr. Henry Spivak
Al Shannon Al Shannon ... Irish Johnny
Frank Military ... Willie Darby
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mrs. Raines
Bradley Whitford ... Leon Trepper
Anne E. Curry ... Janet
Hans Bogild Hans Bogild ... Dieter Porzig
Thomas Hauff ... Nolan
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Sir Cyril Sharpe
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Storyline

When terrorists start killing scientists who are working on NATO's laser defense , an elite team, the Counter Assault Tactical (C.A.T.) Squad, are brought in to to stop the killers. The squad consists of five members. The leader is totally ruthless as a military type, but is a pussycat with his dancer lover. His second-in-command also has his compassionate side as he deals with his hearing-impaired son. The third member is the expected explosives expert, whose twist here is that he is a total outdoors-man and absolutely hates cities. the fourth member is a forensics expert who loves to play poker. The remaining member is a young language expert. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Officially, the C.A.T. Squad does not exist. Unofficially, they may be the free world's last chance.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalking Danger See more »

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Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not the best from Bill Friedkin, for sure...
6 April 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Of course I expected far better from another collaboration between Gerald Petievitch and Friedkin, after LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. This TV feature is not a crap although, but from such a great director, anyone can be disappointed. And this Ennio Morricone score which has nothing to do here. Why not classical music? And those Morricone music are oldies, for instance if you are careful, it is the music from Philippe Labro's SANS MOBILE APPARENT that we hear the most; but not only. Many other tracks are here. But if you consider it as a common TV film, it is OK. You can live without it. I repeat, the mix up of all those Morricone musics are very strange, weird and sometimes not voluntary funny.


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