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Navy Seals (1990)

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A battle-hardened SEAL Team sets off on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.


Lewis Teague





Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Lt. Dale Hawkins
Michael Biehn ... Lt. James Curran
Joanne Whalley ... Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Rick Rossovich ... Leary
Cyril O'Reilly ... Rexer
Bill Paxton ... Dane
Dennis Haysbert ... Graham
Paul Sanchez Paul Sanchez ... Ramos
Nicholas Kadi ... Ben Shaheed
Ronald G. Joseph Ronald G. Joseph ... Capt. Dunne (as Ron Joseph)
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Jolena
Gregory McKinney ... U.S. Helicopter Pilot (as Greg McKinney)
Rob Moran ... U.S. Helicopter Co-Pilot
Richard Venture ... Admiral Colker
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Jim Elmore


While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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America's top secret weapon. See more »


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Did You Know?


Richard Venture who plays Admiral Colker also played Colonel Meyers along side Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge See more »


When LT. James Curran is talking with Claire in her hotel room at Quality Inn and Suites on Atlantic Ave in Virginia Beach, you can see Navy piers with ships outside her window. Off the shore of the VA Beach oceanfront there are no piers with ships. These piers were at the Norfolk Naval base over 25 miles away. See more »


Curran: Why'd you leave the doorway? Were you looking for a rush, a little rush? Well, I hope you got it. Because you just toasted a man you put in his grave.
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Alternate Versions

The British version of the film shown on Channel 5 cuts the shot of blood splashing on the car windscreen as Rexer is shot See more »


Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Marksman (2012) See more »


Written by Tom Kimmel / Dennis Morgan
Produced by David Kershenbaum / Bob Marlette
Performed by Richie Havens
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A classic to me...
1 March 2004 | by NickTRSee all my reviews

I don't know...I don't share much of all your hostility towards this film....I guess it's because I grew up watching this film many many times...as a kid I was enthralled with US Spec. Forces and the SEALS in particular...this film also helped solidify in my mind the reality of national security and who and what threats are...

My favorite scene is the air insertion at dusk...very cool...As a kid I used to absolutely love watching that scene over and over!

It's now 10 years later, and the movie is still vivid in my mind as I'm watching it on AMC...

I thought the scene where Hawkins chases after the truck on his bicycle was indeed very humorous... It's purpose was neither to be the best scene ever...nor the worst...but to show how crazy one of the main characters is....Hawkins, that is...

leading of course up to the death of one of the members...

One of the reasons I like this movie a lot is because it is one of a very small amount of movies that actually take you along with an elite team such as the SEALS on their missions...in action...most action flicks these days are so cliche and incorporate too much Hollywood special effects and little reality...this film was very real and also very relevant in today's world....

I should probably go and grab the DVD to replace my old VHS...

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Release Date:

20 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Navy Seals See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,543,832, 22 July 1990

Gross USA:


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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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