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Let's Get Harry (1986)

When Colombian revolutionaries kidnap an American engineer, his brother and friends, faced with official inaction, hire a mercenary and mount the rescue operation themselves.

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Stuart Rosenberg (as Alan Smithee)

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Mark Feldberg (story), Samuel Fuller (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fidel Abrego Fidel Abrego ... Hood #1
Jere Burns ... Washington aide
Gary Busey ... Jack
Cecile Callan ... Theresa
Terry Camilleri ... Mercenary
Elpidia Carrillo ... Veronica
Matt Clark ... Walt Clayton
Rodolfo De Alexandre Rodolfo De Alexandre ... Pablo
Robert Duvall ... Norman Shrike
Javier Estrada Javier Estrada ... Dwarf
Glenn Frey ... Spence
Salvador Godínez Salvador Godínez ... Boat man
Bruce Gray ... Ambassador Douglas
Jerry Hardin ... Dean Reilly
Mark Harmon ... Harry Burck Jr.
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Storyline

When Harry Burck, Jr. (Mark Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Michael Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Gary Busey) are among a group of men, lead by Shrike (Robert Duvall), who go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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An adventure about the hero in all of us. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rescue See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$140,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,980
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was in pre-production, the producers decided to use the area of Veracruz, Mexico as the principal setting. For one thing, they were familiar with the area, having shot the acclaimed miniseries Sadat (1983) there. They had discovered that Veracruz, which had been built by the Spaniards in 1599, and was located near the site of Cortes' original landing on the Mexican mainland back in 1519, still had its colonial ambience. Its public buildings, churches, and plazas could be traced back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Spain was the ruling colonial power. See more »

Quotes

Norman Shrike: The Indians say that if you spit after a close call, you'll be protected in the future.
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Referenced in Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) See more »

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12 July 2005 | by lionel-libson-1See all my reviews

The cast and the plot outline suggested an action-packed thriller. Instead, through a lack of intelligence, or just laziness, we get a cartoon,filled with irksome inconsistencies...examples-they're captured and thrown in a hellhole prison, but manage to keep coke, cigarette lighters a large,fresh cigar and wardrobe changes, for later use. with no obvious bulges in their pockets, or travel gear of any kind, they find seemingly endless ammo clips They are able to survive without water(no canteens), and constantly endanger the mission with meaningless tantrums. Finally,successfully, they return home in triumph to be greeted by a bunch of people we've never seen before, or merely in passing. Lives were lost,but no one seems to care or remember.

Even for me, a waste of time.


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