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Terror Squad (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | April 1988 (USA)
A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, and take over a nuclear power plant. A counter-terrorist expert must stop them before they blow it up.


Peter Maris


Mark Verheiden (story)




Credited cast:
Chuck Connors ... Chief Rawlings
Brodie Greer Brodie Greer ... Capt. Steiner
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Johnny
Kerry Wall Kerry Wall ... Jennifer (as Kerry Brennan)
Kavi Raz ... Yassir
Joseph Nasser Joseph Nasser ... Gamal
Budge Threlkeld Budge Threlkeld ... Mr. Nero
Dennis Moynahan Dennis Moynahan ... Norman
Ken Foree ... Deputy Brown
Nathan Dyer Nathan Dyer
Lisa Beth Ross Lisa Beth Ross ... Larissa
Baggie Hardiman Baggie Hardiman ... Gus
Jill Sanders Jill Sanders
Marco Kyris ... Hassan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Yesko Jeff Yesko ... SWAT Officer


Libyan terrorists attack a nuclear power plant. Pursued by police the terrorists flee in an exciting chase sequence and end up taking a high school class as hostage. The lead terrorists then have to negotiate with a tough as nails police chief. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi tromokraton See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Matterhorn Group See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the guard shack explodes at the nuclear power plant, the device that projects the security guards into the air is visible, as are the mats when they hit the ground. See more »


References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


Peggy Sue
Music and Lyrics by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and Norman Petty
Performed by Bill Calvert and Baggie Hardiman
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Dreadful! But in a good way.
6 July 2001 | by schmigrexSee all my reviews

This is a tremendously bad thriller from the late 80s, and the dating shows. The bad guys are cartoon caricatures of Libyans. They cross the US-Canadian border into Indiana (think about it) and immediately fail to blow up a nuclear reactor in Kokomo. What follows is the longest sustained car chase I know of (35 minutes), with old cars, abandoned factories, and other unwanted props getting blown to hell with rocket launchers. Finally, they take over a high school during detention hours (described by one terrorist as a "steenky place!"). It's "Breakfast Club" meets "Die Hard" then, as jocks and nerds band together to defeat the baddies. Meanwhile, the police and SWAT teams led by Chuck Conners surround the school and proceed to do nothing, even when the terrorists' numbers are reduced to two and clear headshots present themselves repeatedly. Finally, it's a mad dash for freedom as the terrorists and their pretty-girl hostage board a Ford Bluebird school bus and head for the airport. But is it a big Bluebird after all? The final set of exciting stunts wouldn't work with a full-size bus, so it miraculously (and VERY clearly) transforms into a Hoekstra minibus halfway through the chase.

I've said enough -- this is an overlooked classic.

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