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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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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 »

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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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A cold,effective thriller
28 September 2001 | by akhilles84See all my reviews

Rod Steiger plays one of the worst neo-nazi criminals ever brought to screen and also one of the most dangerous and maniacal ones.I dont know if this is based on true events,but it is a very realistic movie. Michael Gross plays the FBI agent that is hunting on Steiger,but cant stop him from attacking a few innocent colored victims before he is finally gunned down in a frenzied shootout with the FBI.

I found this movie quite effective as well as realistic.This could have easily been a documentary from the way it looks and feels while you are watching it.Documentary or a movie,it would be as good and useful anyway.Useful because it makes us see what the Aryan movement is all about and what kind of men stand behind it.Lunatics,simply put.Gross makes a great performance and manages not to get completely overshadowed by the brilliant Steiger,which does one of his last powerful performances here.All in all,a piece of work to be admired and taken seriously.Which is pretty hard not to. 9 out of 10


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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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