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Let's Get Harry (1986)

When Columbian 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

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 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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An adventure about the hero in all of us. See more »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Mexico

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$140,980
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Let's Get Harry! An Alan Smithee Film
17 November 1999 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Yes, it's a real Alan Smithee film, and it's pretty obvious why Stuart Rosenberg did not want to be associated with this dud. Basically an opportunity for pure hearted Young White Americans to pound the bejesus out of filthy Brown Skinned Drug Dealers, this Reaganesque paean to Manifest Destiny is boring and offensive. Avoid at all costs, unless you're a member of Aryan Nation.


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