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Choke Canyon (1986)

PG | | Action, Sci-Fi | 1 August 1986 (USA)
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A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

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Charles Bail (as Chuck Bail)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Collins ... Dr. David Lowell
Janet Julian ... Vanessa Pilgrim
Bo Svenson ... Capt. Oliver Parkside
Lance Henriksen ... Brook Alastair
Nicholas Pryor ... John Pilgrim
Victoria Racimo ... Rachel
Bob Hoy ... Buck (as Robert Hoy)
Walter Robles ... Jim
Kurt Woodruff Kurt Woodruff ... Crane
Mark Baer Mark Baer ... Orrin
Michael Flynn ... Governor
Sherry Sailer Sherry Sailer ... Mrs. Pilgrim
Alan Gregory Alan Gregory ... Pilgrim's secretary
Michael Phenicie ... Security guard #1 (as Michael Gates)
Marc Di Nunzio Marc Di Nunzio ... Security guard #2
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Storyline

Pilgrim Corporation has leased Choke Canyon to research physicist David Lowell for 99 years. Lowell has built an impressive research laboratory there. When Pilgrim suddenly needs Choke Canyon for toxic waste storage, they resort to violence to force out the renitent Lowell. However, Pilgrim Corportation vastly underestimates Lowell, who is a tenacious, principled, and ingenious man. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On Dangerous Grounds See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt, and Mariska Hargitay were all considered for the lead female role that ultimately went to Janet Julian. See more »


Soundtracks

Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
Written by Mike Rutherford (as Michael Rutherford)
Performed by Mike + The Mechanics
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Underrated
30 March 2014 | by wiacSee all my reviews

It's really difficult to explain why this movie is so unknown and low-rated. I've watched it many years ago, as a child, and now found it's DVD release at amazon.com. It's still really great! If you are the fan of 80's action movies - like e.g. Delta Force, American Ninja, Rambo, Commando or James Bond series - you certainly won't be disappointed by this one. This is a very well-done action thriller, with some great stunts and action sequences and - above all - fantastic score by Sylvester Levay (see also Cobra, but he is best known for his Airwolf theme). There are also some really good actors starring in "Choke Canyon", like Stephen Collins, Lance Henriksen and Bo Svenson whose performances make this movie really worth of seeing. So I recommend "Choke Canyon" (AKA "On dangerous ground") to all who like some good, old and light action thrillers.


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