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Let's Get Harry (1986)

When Colombian revolutionaries kidnap an American engineer, his brother and friends, faced with official inaction, hire a mercenary and mount the rescue operation themselves.


Stuart Rosenberg (as Alan Smithee)


Mark Feldberg (story), Samuel Fuller (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fidel Abrego Fidel Abrego ... Hood #1
Jere Burns ... Washington aide
Gary Busey ... Jack
Cecile Callan ... Theresa
Terry Camilleri ... Mercenary
Elpidia Carrillo ... Veronica
Matt Clark ... Walt Clayton
Rodolfo De Alexandre Rodolfo De Alexandre ... Pablo
Robert Duvall ... Norman Shrike
Javier Estrada Javier Estrada ... Dwarf
Glenn Frey ... Spence
Salvador Godínez Salvador Godínez ... Boat man
Bruce Gray ... Ambassador Douglas
Jerry Hardin ... Dean Reilly
Mark Harmon ... Harry Burck Jr.


When Harry Burck, Jr. (Mark Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Michael Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Gary Busey) are among a group of men, lead by Shrike (Robert Duvall), who go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Action | Adventure


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Accordin to Wikipedia, the movie was one of several 1980s films that centered on civilians partaking in hostage rescues, without the help of the U.S. Government. Other similar films that were released around the same time were Uncommon Valor (1983), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Iron Eagle (1986), The Rescue (1988), and Missing in Action (1984). See more »


Norman Shrike: The Indians say that if you spit after a close call, you'll be protected in the future.
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Referenced in Bye Bye Africa (1999) See more »

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take it easy
3 July 2005 | by cranestyle43See all my reviews

A plot similar to this film was hatched by H. Ross Perot, as written in the book "On the Wings of Eagles," by Ken Follett about a situation in Iran which was very similar to this movie. To me this film really didn't have hardly anything to do with race, I think the reviewer may be reading a little too much into the plot. For a small action movie, this film was interesting and entertaining. The performance of Robert Duvall is understated and sublime, offset by the tailor-made role of the used car salesman, played by Gary Busey. It seems that Busey really didn't have to stretch his acting skills too much for this role, but it was fun to watch.

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31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Aurora, Illinois, USA See more »


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