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Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are New York police officers specially assigned to a special multi-national team dedicated to tracking down terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer). Wulfgar planted a bomb in a London department store, killing several children and he is now an outcast, hunted by both the police and his fellow gang members. He has extensive plastic surgery and resumes his activities aided by Shakka (Persis Khambutta), a completely psychotic fellow outcast. Soon DaSilva and Wulfgar are engaged in a violent battle of wits as Wulfgar resumes his terrorist activities and threatens New York . This very effective thriller features a chilling performance by Rutger Hauer as the handsome, ruthless cold-blooded killer who charms women into helping him and then kills them. Sylvester Stallone gives an unusually understated emotionally vulnerable performance as a man trying to save lives while he saves his own marriage. The film makes excellent use of New York locales, particularly during a terrifying hijacking of a cable car where Wulfgar coolly decides which of the hostages will live or die. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi


Sylvester Stallone
as Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams
as Matthew Fox
Rutger Hauer
as Wulfgar
Nigel Davenport
as Peter Hartman
Persis Khambatta
as Shakka
Lindsay Wagner
as Irene
Joe Spinell
as Lt. Munafo
Paul Farentino
as A.T.A.C. Man
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Ripper
Edward Fox
Jacques Roux
as French Ambassador
Charles Duval
as Dr. Ghiselin
Tony Munafo
as Big Mike
Luke Reilly
as Conductor
E. Brian Dean
as Sergeant
Karl Wickman
as Helicopter Pilot
Jamie Gillis
as Designer
Caesar Cordova
as Puerto Rican Proprietor
Yvette Hawkins
as Mrs. Ntembwe
Cliff Cudney
as A.T.A.C. Man
Robert Pugh
as Kenna
Jose Santana
as Ripper
Joe Dabenigno
as A.T.A.C. Man
Tawn Christian
as Disco Hostess
Jean-Pierre Stewart
as Rene Marigny
Luke Walter
as A.T.A.C. Man
Clebert Ford
as Nigerian Ambassador
Jim Beaver
as Subway Passenger
Al Levitsky
as A.T.A.C. Man
Walter Mathews
as Commissioner
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Obaka Adedunyo
as Mr. Ntembwe
Frederick Treves
as Chief Police Inspector
Catherine Stewart
as Salesgirl
Steve Daskawisz
as A.T.A.C. Man
Dar Robinson
as A.T.A.C. Man
Tom Degidon
as Immigration Officer


Bruce Malmuth
Herb Nanas
Michael Wise
Martin Poll
David Shaber
Paul Sylbert
Keith Emerson
Composer (Music Score)
William Badalato
Production Designer
Peter Larkin
Production Designer
Mike Wise
Executive Producer
Franklin R. Levy
Executive Producer
John Falabella
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Allder
Special Effects
Dar Robinson