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.
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Did You Know?
Although the setting of the story is unidentified, Screenwriter Charles Robert Carner
spent considerable time in Colombia researching the yarn, which had its origins in a concept suggested by Blatt and Singer during the early 1980s in the pre-Rambo era. In Colombia, Carner was introduced to people who worked both sides of the law in fighting and carrying out the lucrative contraband trade that has spread from Latin America to the streets and suburbs of the United States. See more
The Indians say that if you spit after a close call, you'll be protected in the future.