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In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991)

Gordon Kahl is man who feels that the U.S. government doesn't care about the American farmer, so he retaliates by not paying taxes. He would be sent to prison and upon being released, his ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

James Corcoran (book), Michael Petryni (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Gordon Kahl
Michael Gross ... Agent Richard Mayberly
Gary Basaraba ... Leland Winters
Christopher Rich ... Scott Faul
Amy Wright ... Karen
Beth Fowler ... Joan Kahl
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ... Doc Martin
Brad Sullivan ... Dan Krebs
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins
Dan Ziskie
David Hart ... Chief Larry Douglas
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... Earl Mackie
Madison Arnold
Kristin Griffith
Randal Patrick Randal Patrick ... Carl Greenwood
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Gordon Kahl is man who feels that the U.S. government doesn't care about the American farmer, so he retaliates by not paying taxes. He would be sent to prison and upon being released, his views have not changed. He encourages anyone who is having trouble not to pay taxes. He also joins a paramilitary and a white supremacy group. When the FBI learns of this, they try to arrest Kahl but Kahl, armed, doesn't want to go, and when the Feds don't let him go, he kills most of them. He then goes on the run and it's up to the FBI agent to headed the operation to find Kahl, and anyone else who may have been involved. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Line of Duty: The Twilight Murders See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beth Fowler's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film the city name Medina is pronounced muh-dee-na, the correct pronunciation is muh-dye-na. See more »

Quotes

Mayberly: You all right?
Leland Winters: Yeah. It was Gordon Kahl, son Yorie, Scott Faul, Wilbur Lundy, guy named Lester Tompkins, all members of the Posse. Kahl did the most damage.
[angry]
Leland Winters: He shot Bob Cheshire point blank. He executed him.
Mayberly: You're sure it was Kahl?
Leland Winters: Hell, yeah. I talked to him at the clinic after.
Mayberly: [surprised] What?
Leland Winters: The ambulance took us all to Doc Earns' clinic in Medina and there he was.
Mayberly: All of you were there?
Leland Winters: It's the closest doctor. Yorie was there and I guess Kahl came to see how he was.
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Followed by In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992) See more »

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Outstanding performance by Rod Steiger .........
18 September 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Whether "Midnight Murders" is an accurate depiction of the pursuit of hateful fugitive Gordon Kohl doesn't matter. What does matter is that this powerful film is immensely entertaining. Rod Steiger gives an outstanding performance as Kohl, while Michael Gross playing F.B.I. Agent Richard Maberly, is a relentless pursuer of justice. Deluded into thinking that killing two U.S. Marshals was an act of self defense, Kohl goes on the run, aided somewhat by sympathetic South Dakota locals. The movie is exciting from start to finish, with great rural locations, and an eerie bird call like soundtrack. The final shootout only confirms that there really were no winners in this film. - MERK


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