Getting Even (Hostage: Dallas) (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Getting Even (Hostage: Dallas) (1986)

Getting Even (Hostage: Dallas)





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Edward Albert stars as Taggar, a wealthy industrialist who lives for danger. Together with luscious secret agent Paige Starsen (Audrey Landers), Taggar takes on rival businessman King Kenderson (Joe Don Baker). Having gotten hold of a poison gas which consumes human flesh, Kenderson threatens to unleash the gas over the city of Dallas unless he's paid a $50 million ransom (the film, incidentally, was originally titled Hostage: Dallas). The last 20 minutes of Getting Even is a thrill-packed helicopter chase over, around, and through the Dallas skyline. Barely released theatrically, the film enjoyed a robust "second life" on video.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Eddie Desmond, M. Phil Senini
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Audrey Landers
as Paige Starson
Joe Don Baker
as King Kenderson
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Although the characters were cliched and the story got lost now and then, I enjoyed this movie. It's not that great overall, but it has some really good scenes. For example, the whole idea of this flesh eating virus, and the horrifying special effects they used to show it in this movie, were just brilliant. Of course the whole helicopter chase mentioned in the summary is the most action packed part of the whole film, but there are some other exciting scenes too. A pretty good 80s action movie, if you ask me.

Aj V

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