|LET'S GET HARRY (director: Stuart Rosenberg; screenwriters: Charles Robert Carner/Mark Feldberg/Sam Fuller; cinematographer: James A. Contner; editors: Ralph E. Winters, Rick R. Sparr; music: Brad Fiedel; cast: Michael Schoeffling (Corey Burck), Mark Harmon (Harry Burck), Tom Wilson (Pachowski), Elipidia Carrillo (Veronica), Glenn Frey (Spence), Gary Busey (Jack), Robert Duvall (Norman Shrike), Ben Johnson (Harry Burke Sr.), Bruce Gray (US ambassador), Rick Rossovich (Curt); Runtime: 107; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Daniel H. Blatt/Robert Singer; TriStar Pictures; 1986)|
|"The title tells you all you want
to know about this ridiculous film."
by Dennis Schwartz
Rosenberg ("Cool Hand
Horror") directs this cliche-ridden
routine action film. It's about an unauthorized rescue into a South
American country of a kidnapped American during a
revolutionary upheaval. The boys do it because the
American government offers little help and no
hope, and refuses to take action.
not satisfied with the film and had his name
removed from the credits. The studio asked him
to do re-shoots with greater screen time for
Mark Harmon, who became a TV star on the St.
Elsewhere show while the film was being shot. It
was written by Sam Fuller, Charles
Robert Carner and Mark Feldberg.
Fuller was to direct originally, but opted out
to direct White Dog. Meanwhile his original
script was completely changed.
Schoeffling leads a group of his plumber buddies
(Tom Wilson, Glenn Frey, Rick
Rossovich) into Colombia to rescue
his captive brother (Mark Harmon),
who was employed as a pipeline worker. Also held
captive by the guerrilla drug dealers is the
US Ambassador (Bruce Gray). Gary Busey is the
fast-talking, trigger-happy, coke fiend, a car dealer
who bankrolls the rescue mission. Robert
Duvall is the gung-ho veteran experienced mercenary,
the only one who knows how to take down the
The title tells you all you want to know about this film.
REVIEWED ON 2/10/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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