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Getting Even (1986)

A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.

Director:

Dwight H. Little

Writers:

Michael J. Liddle (story) (as J. Michael Liddle), Eddie Desmond | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Albert ... 'Tag' Taggar
Audrey Landers ... Paige Starson
Joe Don Baker ... King R. Kenderson
Rod Pilloud ... Doc
Billy Streater Billy Streater ... Ryder
Blue Deckert ... Kurt
Dan Shackleford Dan Shackleford ... Raoul (as Dan Shackelford)
Caroline Williams ... Molly
Woody Watson ... Max
Joe Asberry Joe Asberry ... Potts
Tommy Splittgerber Tommy Splittgerber ... Calvin Deats
Paul Napier Paul Napier ... Reynolds
Christopher Wycliff Christopher Wycliff ... Phil
Sean McGraw Sean McGraw ... Gary
Michael J. Loggins Michael J. Loggins ... Tom (as Michael Loggins)
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A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.

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The demand: 50 million dollar The stake: the city of Dallas! (Dutch)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostage: Dallas See more »

Filming Locations:

Mansfield, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Action/Adventure circa 1986
17 June 2011 | by ArlTraderSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie mostly because I did the computer graphics and got my name in the credits at the end for both that and programming. It was filmed in Dallas, Texas and it was a blast hob-nobbing with the actors, especially, Joe Don Baker and Audrey Landers.

The plot starts out with "Tag" and his Black Ops team breaking into a not-so-secret lab in Russia to steal cannisters of a new nerve gas the Russians were developing. Back home, the tables were turned when bad guy Kenderson (Joe Don Baker) steals the gas from Taggert's lab.

Kenderson threatens to release the gas over downtown Dallas if he doesn't get the ransom he's demanding.

FBI agent Paige Starson (Audrey Landers) directs the search for the gas and the bad guys and in one scene (my favorite) she turns to a computer in Tag's office and pulls up a war games program, selects "Chemical Warfare" and proceeds to find out what the casualties would be if the gas is released.

Although the "special effects" are necessarily low-tech (we did this in 1986, after all) the chase scenes, fights and other stuff weren't bad.


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