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Getting Even

  • Action
  • Romance
  • 1986
  • Dwight H Little
  • 86 mins
  • 18

Summary

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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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This uninspired hostage drama has a plot that ultimately stretches audience credibility too far. Joe Don Baker, who has made a career out of playing bullish villains, is an insane industrialist threatening to unleash a deadly flesh-eating gas upon the population of Dallas unless he's paid $50 million. (There are shades here of the storyline to future blockbuster The Rock.) Edward Albert is the rival businessman hot on his heels. Dwight H Little displays numerous directorial inadequacies by allowing the pace to lag, fatal when you're trying to sustain a doomsday scenario, but delivers a rip-snorting final reel featuring dazzling aerial stunts.

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Credits

Cast

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TaggarEdward Albert
Paige StarsenAudrey Landers
King KendersonJoe Don Baker
DocRod Pilloud
RyderBilly Streater
KurtBlue Deckert
MollyCaroline Williams

Crew

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DirectorDwight H Little

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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