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The Rescue (1988)

A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.

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Ferdinand Fairfax
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Albert ... Cmdr. Merrill
Ellen Barber ... Virginia Phillips
Timothy Carhart ... Lt. Phillips
James Cromwell ... Adm. Rothman
Anne E. Curry ... Sybil Howard
Jack Dacey Jack Dacey ... Extra in conference room scene
Kevin Dillon ... J.J. Merrill
Ian Michael Giatti ... Bobby Howard (as Ian Giatti)
Lorry Goldman Lorry Goldman ... Secretary Gates
Wendy Gordon Wendy Gordon ... Newscaster (as Wendy Jill Gordon)
Charles Haid ... Cmdr. Howard
Christine Harnos ... Adrian Phillips (as Christina Harnos)
Rocky Wing Cheung Ho Rocky Wing Cheung Ho ... Cell Guard / Fighter
Sal Mazzotta ... Dino
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson ... Capt. Stillman (as Commander Tom Nelson)
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Storyline

A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their adolescent children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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An elite U.S. Special Forces team is imprisoned behind enemy lines. The Pentagon calls them expendable. Five young heroes call them Dad. Now they'll risk everything to bring them home.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rescate See more »

Filming Locations:

Queenstown, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,194,037, 7 August 1988

Gross USA:

$5,855,392

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,855,392
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A large part of this movie was filmed around Queenstown, New Zealand. The prison camp set is still standing, and can be viewed at the Deer Park Heights nature park outside of Queenstown. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter used by the North Koreans where the Navy SEAL team is captured is a Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka the Huey. North Korean aircraft are sourced from the former Soviet Union or the People's Republic of China. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Merrill: ...but how did you get *here*?
Adrian Phillips: We had to use moms car!
Lt. Phillips: They drove here!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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the Set
24 September 2004 | by fjordland@xtra.co.nzSee all my reviews

It is Interesting to note that "the Rescue"(1986?) set still stands on the Deer Park Heights outside Queenstown New Zealand. It is the same hill that George Lucas Filmed "the Willow" in 1988 and more recently several locations for the Lord of the Rings. The hill is open to the public via a Toll Gate. The North Korean style building seems a strange thing to come across in New Zealand but it catches the attention of bus loads of Asian Tourists who got up there to see the mountain lake that the refugees of Rohan file past on retreat from the evil minions of Saramon of Isengard... Who most likely never heard of this Disney Made for TV Movie whos presents looms spookily just out of shot.


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