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Programmed to Kill (1987)

R | | Sci-Fi, Action | April 1987 (USA)
A middle eastern female terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece, after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is ... See full summary »

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Robert Short
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Ginty ... Eric Mathews
Sandahl Bergman ... Samira
James Booth James Booth ... Brock
Alex Courtney ... Blake
Paul Walker ... Jason (as Paul W. Walker)
Louise Caire Clark Louise Caire Clark ... Sharon
Peter Bromilow ... Donovan
George Fisher ... Mike
Jim Turner ... Chris
Bill Allard Bill Allard ... Assistant Surgeon
Chaim Banai ... Racehorse
Liliana Cameroni Liliana Cameroni ... Nurse
Dan Coffey Dan Coffey ... Assistant Doctor
Jason Cornado Jason Cornado ... Chuck
John Gillespie John Gillespie ... Soldier
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Storyline

A middle eastern female terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece, after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is transformed into a cybernetic killing machine. Now the CIA have a secret weapon to send back to the Middle East, but how long can they control her? Written by Humberto Amador

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She's programmed to kill. He's got every reason to stop her. Neither of them have any choice.

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Sci-Fi | Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Retaliator See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Goofs

When Eric picks up a pistol from the video box to answer the door, it is one with a rounded trigger guard yet when he gets to the door, the pistol has a squared and larger trigger guard. See more »

Quotes

Eric Mathews: There... sure... is... something... going... haywire... here!
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There... sure... is... something... going... haywire... here!
4 July 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

OK, you have seen Universal Soldier with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. A real macho film.

This film came out five years earlier, and feature a female in the lead role - Golden Globe winner Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja).

It's a mostly forgettable movie, but it is interesting in the fact that it is really timely right now. Bergman plays a Middle Eastern terrorist who is captured and turn against her friends after some nifty programming like the Universal Soldiers. But, as you may suspect, something goes wrong and she goes after those that cyborg-ed her.

I really only tuned into it because the initial action took place in Crete, and I couldn't resist that. Heck, I might have been there playing in a softball tournament when they were filming.


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