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Lets Get Harry

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Director  Stuart Rosenberg
Music director  Brad Fiedel
Language  English
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Genre  Action, Adventure
Screenplay  Charles Robert Carner
Country  United States
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Release date  October 31, 1986 (1986-10-31)
Writer  Mark Feldberg (story), Samuel Fuller (story), Charles Robert Carner (screenplay)
Cast  Michael Schoeffling (Corey), Robert Duvall (Norman Shrike), Gary Busey (Jack), Mark Harmon (Harry Burck Jr.), Thomas F. Wilson (Bob), Matt Clark (Walt Clayton)
Similar movies  Michael Schoeffling appears in Lets Get Harry and Sixteen Candles, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009), Romancing the Stone (1984), Collateral Damage (2002), Mankillers (1987)
Tagline  An adventure about the hero in all of us

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Let's Get Harry is a 1986 action film directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It stars Thomas F. Wilson, Michael Schoeffling, Glenn Frey, Rick Rossovich, Mark Harmon, Robert Duvall and Gary Busey. Rosenberg chose to credit the film to Alan Smithee, a pseudonym used by directors who repudiate their involvement in a film.

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The film opens in Colombia with an American engineer named Harry Burck (Harmon) on hand to oversee the opening of a water pipeline built by his company. Harry becomes embroiled in a kidnapping when a group of rebels arrives to kidnap an American diplomat who is on hand for the pipe's unveiling.

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Word of the kidnapping reaches back to Harry's brother Corey (Schoeffling) and his friends Bob (Wilson), cocaine addict Spence (Frey) and Kurt (Rossovich), who were all awaiting Harry's return home to Illinois. The men, all coworkers at the same factory, learn that Harry was kidnapped by a drug lord named Carlos Ochobar. Corey and Bob travel to Washington, D.C. to seek assistance from the U.S. government, only to be rebuffed and told that the government is not going to mount any rescue attempt for Harry. We learn that the men (and everyone in the town) hold Harry in high regard, and that Harry's father, Harry Burck, Sr. (Ben Johnson), is despondent over the kidnapping of his son.

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Kurt reminds his friends that they all owe Harry something, so he says their only choice is to rescue him themselves. Despite some resistance and skepticism from Kurt and Spence, all the men eventually agree to go. Before heading to Colombia, they enlist the financial help of a local car salesman named Jack (Gary Busey), who insists on going along as a condition of funding the rescue, and the military expertise of a decorated no-nonsense mercenary named Norman Shrike (Robert Duvall).

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Once in Colombia, the group encounters resistance from the start, both from local officials and from the U.S. government. They eventually land in jail after being set up by one of Shrike's contacts who was supposedly going to supply them with weapons. The group is handed over to U.S. officials and put on a plane back home. The group manages to escape the plane at the last minute, but Kurt decides he has had enough and he stays behind on the plane in order to return home.

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The group continues on without him, and resumes their trek toward Ochobar's camp. Eventually, they are engaged by rebels, and Shrike is killed in a firefight while saving one of the men's life. The group ventures on with the help of a local woman, Veronica, (Elpidia Carrillo), and they eventually find Ochobar's hideout. In the ensuing shootout with Ochobar's men, Jack is killed. The group is able to save Harry and then escape, destroying Ochobar's camp in the process.

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Harry and the men return home to a hero's welcome in Illinois. Kurt, who had refused to continue on with the rescue, is shown emotionally waiting for the group to return. We see that the group holds no hard feelings towards Kurt, and they all triumphantly embrace.


In alphabetical order

  • 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 ... Pablo
  • Robert Duvall ... Norman Shrike
  • Javier Estrada ... Dwarf
  • Glenn Frey ... Spence
  • Salvador Godínez ... Boat man
  • Bruce Gray ... Ambassador Douglas
  • Jerry Hardin ... Dean Reilly
  • Mark Harmon ... Harry Burck Jr.
  • David Hess ... Mercenary
  • Ben Johnson ... Harry Burck Sr.
  • Jonathan Kano ... Hood #3
  • James Keane ... Al King
  • Guillermo Lagunes ... Hood #2
  • Pierrino Mascarino ... Pinilla
  • Diana Peterson ... Jack's girlfriend (as Diane Petersen)
  • Alfredo Ramírez ... Hood #4
  • Guillermo Ríos ... Carlos Ochobar
  • Rick Rossovich ... Kurt Klein
  • Michael Schoeffling ... Corey Burck
  • Gregory Sierra ... Alphonso
  • Robert Singer ... Bartender
  • J. W. Smith ... Mercenary
  • César Sobrevals ... Pinilla's man
  • Jon Van Ness ... Mickey
  • John Wesley ... Mercenary
  • Thomas F. Wilson ... Bob Pachowski
  • Jorge Zepeda ... MP captain
  • Production

    Let's Get Harry performed very poorly at the box office, despite the notoriety of the ensemble cast. At the time of the film's release in 1986, Harmon was fresh from TV's St. Elsewhere, Schoeffling was two years removed from Sixteen Candles, Wilson had been in Back to the Future the year prior, Rossovich was starring in Top Gun, and Frey was famous for his role in the Eagles and his recent solo work such as the hit song "You Belong to the City". Both Duvall and Busey were well-established at the time, and screen legend Ben Johnson also appeared in the film.

    In the director's cut of the film, Mark Harmon does not make an appearance of any kind until the final rescue sequence. Prior to the planned release, Harmon's popularity grew dramatically due to his work on St. Elsewhere and being named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and the producers wanted to make Harmon more at the center of the story over Rosenberg's objection. Additional footage was shot featuring Harmon's abduction and being held as a hostage. As a result, Rosenberg renounced the film, deciding to be credited as Alan Smithee.

    Let's Get Harry was one of a number of 1980s films that centered on civilians partaking in hostage rescues without the help of the U.S. government. Other similar films that were released around the same time were Uncommon Valor, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Iron Eagle, and The Rescue.

    The movie was filmed on location in Illinois and in Veracruz, Mexico.


    Let's Get Harry is currently only available on VHS and has not been released on DVD.


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