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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.

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

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

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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Washington, D.C., with its miles of gleaming government buildings, served as a backdrop for the group's frustrating visit to the nation's capital when they seek help for Harry's rescue. Because cameras were not allowed inside the buildings, the offices of congressmen and state department officials were studio reconstructions. See more »

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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 Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) See more »

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3 June 2003 | by actionproSee all my reviews

Let's Get Harry is an excellent action movie, as far as low-budget, throwaway action movies go. Don't expect state-of-the-art special effects, a deep and meaningful plot, or Oscar-winning performances by any of the stars (however, it should be noted that Gary Busey, arguably, gives one of his best performances). What you will find, however, is a movie that will entertain fans of the genre for 102 minutes. Basically, it is a Charles Bronson movie without Charles Bronson. As for racial insensitivity, anyone that finds insensitivity within this movie is not a true fan of the genre and probably ought to stay away from action movies in general, as any movie where white people aren't being slaughtered is offensive to them. The purpose of Let's Get Harry is to entertain, not to provide thought-provoking insight into US/Colombian relations.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rescue See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Illinois, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$140,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,980
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1.85 : 1
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