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Tripwire (1989)

A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another.

Director:

James Lemmo

Writers:

B.J. Goldman, William Lustig (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Knox ... Jack DeForest
David Warner ... Josef Szabo
Isabella Hofmann ... Annie
Charlotte Lewis ... Trudy
Andras Jones ... Rick DeForest
Sy Richardson ... Turbo
Marco Rodríguez ... El Tigre
Viggo Mortensen ... Hans
Yaphet Kotto ... Lee Pitt
Tommy Chong ... Merle Shine
Meg Foster ... Julia
Dean Tokuno Dean Tokuno ... Mizoguchi
Jon Richard Platten Jon Richard Platten ... Major Riley
Richard Stay Richard Stay ... Jeff Szabo
Lou Bonacki ... Reese
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A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Acélcsapda See more »

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Production Co:

Cinetel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Both Yaphet Kotto and Isabella Hoffman appeared on Homicide : Life on the Street. See more »

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So bad it is worth watching
21 July 2011 | by Genevieve_XSee all my reviews

Okay, this is one of those 'tick the box' films. Evil terrorist, shady mid eastern organisations, "hot shot" FBI agent playing by his own rules, son who is moody and listening to bad metal music because dad is never around, black police chief. I could go on ... and I will - loads of opportunities for set up fights, where just shooting someone would've been much more logical, oh too obvious plot introductions that set the scene for "a-ha" moments later, the loose cannon cop sacked from "the feds" and takes up bareknuckle boxing "somewhere near Arizona (or wherever"), evil dudes called "carlos" and "el tigre". Yep, it is just that bad. Who funds these things????? But really funny and worth it for the 1980s kitsch.


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