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The Package (1989)

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writer:

John Bishop

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Joanna Cassidy ... Eileen Gallagher
Tommy Lee Jones ... Thomas Boyette
John Heard ... Col. Glen Whitacre
Dennis Franz ... Lt. Milan Delich
Pam Grier ... Ruth Butler
Kevin Crowley ... Walter Henke
Ron Dean ... Karl Richards
Nathan Davis ... Soviet Press Secretary
Chelcie Ross ... Gen. Hopkins
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Gen. Carlson
Ike Pappas Ike Pappas ... Self
Marco St. John ... Marth
Reni Santoni ... Chicago Police Lieutenant
Michael Skewes Michael Skewes ... MP
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Storyline

Johnny Gallagher, a sergeant, is sent from Germany with a prisoner. The prisoner escapes from the men's room at National Airport and Hackman begins his search for his man. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife and various old friends, he finds that the prisoner is part of a plot by senior military personnel on both sides to kill a very high-ranking world figure in order to sabotage arms control talks. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Gene Hackman is up against Tommy Lee Jones. Let the best man win! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Many scenes take place on the Chicago L-train stops. This train line was an important part of the setting in another Andrew Davis movie which also starred Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive (1993). It's also the train line which was the setting to what is generally considered the greatest car chase scene in cinema, in The French Connection (1971), which starred Gene Hackman. See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning of the movie, the Brig. General steps outside of the summit without his cover on. Military personnel are always "covered" (wearing a hat) while outdoors. See more »

Quotes

Eileen Gallagher: You're still a pain in the ass, Johnny Gallagher.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Tommy Lee Jones (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
By Corelli / Jacobs Music
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A very good thriller
30 August 2001 | by ijozicSee all my reviews

This is a very good movie. It has a strong story (which most of the today's movies lack of) and a good relationship between characters. I have seen it a dozen times at least but I still find it rewarding to watch although I know it by heart. I think this should say something about the quality of the film. If you haven't seen it, do it. You won't regret it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Package See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,851,673, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$10,647,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,647,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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