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The Rescue (1988)

A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.

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Ferdinand Fairfax
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Albert ... Cmdr. Merrill
Ellen Barber ... Virginia Phillips
Timothy Carhart ... Lt. Phillips
James Cromwell ... Adm. Rothman
Anne E. Curry ... Sybil Howard
Jack Dacey Jack Dacey ... Extra in conference room scene
Kevin Dillon ... J.J. Merrill
Ian Michael Giatti ... Bobby Howard (as Ian Giatti)
Lorry Goldman Lorry Goldman ... Secretary Gates
Wendy Gordon Wendy Gordon ... Newscaster (as Wendy Jill Gordon)
Charles Haid ... Cmdr. Howard
Christine Harnos ... Adrian Phillips (as Christina Harnos)
Rocky Wing Cheung Ho Rocky Wing Cheung Ho ... Cell Guard / Fighter
Sal Mazzotta ... Dino
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson ... Capt. Stillman (as Commander Tom Nelson)
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Storyline

A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their adolescent children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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An elite U.S. Special Forces team is imprisoned behind enemy lines. The Pentagon calls them expendable. Five young heroes call them Dad. Now they'll risk everything to bring them home.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rescate See more »

Filming Locations:

Queenstown, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,194,037, 7 August 1988

Gross USA:

$5,855,392

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,855,392
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A large part of this movie was filmed around Queenstown, New Zealand. The prison camp set is still standing, and can be viewed at the Deer Park Heights nature park outside of Queenstown. See more »

Goofs

The antiaircraft gun fired at the plane from the rear, hitting the pilot in his seat but did not hit his daughter Adrian who was hugging him and standing right behind him. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Phillips: We had to use Mom's car.
Lt. Phillips: They drove!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews
20 February 2013 | by capone666See all my reviews

The Rescue

The best thing about leading a rescue mission to North Korea is you can openly discus it on the Internet and they'll never know.

However, the Internet - prohibited or otherwise - did not exist at the time this action movie was filmed.

When their Navy SEAL fathers (James Cromwell, Timothy Carhart, Edward Albert) are imprisoned in North Korea for spying, Max (Marc Price), Shawn (Ned Vaughn), Adrian (Christine Harnos), Bobby (Ian Giatti) and J.J. (Kevin Dillon) adopt the Navy's abandoned rescue plan for themselves.

Despite difficulties, the teens manage to reach their fathers. Then with a stolen military uniform and co-opted fireworks display, they implement a stunning jailbreak.

While the heroes of this 1988 adventure are improbable, their actions are inspiring and their methods are amusing.

But most touching of all is the fact that these teenagers didn't just sneak into North Korea to borrow their dad's car keys.

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