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The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R
114 min | Thriller

A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately ...See moreA South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with high explosives (and the President trapped inside), the two terrorists keep the Secret Service at bay until in the end, Assanti is killed and Shatner has to find a way into the truck anyway. Written by Romulus See less
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Writers
Richard Murphy (screenplay by) | Charles Templeton (based on the book by)
Composers
Nash the Slash | Paul Zaza (music composed by) (as Paul J. Zaza)
Cinematographer
Mike Molloy (as Michael Malloy)
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Budget
$ 3,500,000
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Release date
Aug 15, 1980 (United States)

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51 cast members
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William Shatner
Jerry O'Connor Jerry O'Connor   See fewer
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Hal Holbrook
President Adam Scott President Adam Scott   See fewer
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Van Johnson
Vice President Ethan Richards Vice President Ethan Richards   See fewer
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Ava Gardner
Beth Richards Beth Richards   See fewer
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Miguel Fernandes
Roberto Assanti Roberto Assanti   See fewer
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Cindy Girling
Linda Steiner Linda Steiner   See fewer
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Elizabeth Shepherd
Joan Scott Joan Scott   See fewer
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Michael J. Reynolds
MacKenzie MacKenzie   See fewer
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Gary Reineke
Deitrich Deitrich   See fewer
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Maury Chaykin
Harvey Cannon Harvey Cannon   See fewer
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Murray Westgate
Archie Standler Archie Standler   See fewer
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Ken Anderson
Willis Willis   See fewer
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Sully Boyar
FBI Chief FBI Chief   See fewer
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Patrick Brymer
Jesus Freak Jesus Freak   See fewer
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Jackie Burroughs
Woman Agent Woman Agent   See fewer
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David Cadiente
Mendoza Mendoza   See fewer
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Bob Collins
Police Officer Jack Police Officer Jack   See fewer
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Michael Fairman
Harrison Harrison   See fewer
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Buddy Perkins
Garage Attendenant Garage Attendenant   See fewer
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Fred Franklyn
Herbert Thurston (as Frederick Franklyn) Herbert Thurston (as Frederick Franklyn)   See fewer
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Chapelle Jaffe
Valerie Martinelli Valerie Martinelli   See fewer
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Michael Kane
Herb Morris Herb Morris   See fewer
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Michael Kirby
Calvin Calvin   See fewer
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Paul Larsson
Millerney Millerney   See fewer
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Lynda Mason Green
Erica Steiner Erica Steiner   See fewer
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William McDonald
Charles Garwin Charles Garwin   See fewer
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Mina E. Mina
Jungle Terrorist (as Mina Mina) Jungle Terrorist (as Mina Mina)   See fewer
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Aubert Pallascio
Prime Minister Prime Minister   See fewer
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Steve Pernie
Salino Salino   See fewer
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Virginia Podesser
Prime Minister's Wife Prime Minister's Wife   See fewer
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John Romaine
TV Commemorator TV Commemorator   See fewer
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Richard Sargent
Deitrich's Aide Deitrich's Aide   See fewer
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John Stocker
Herman Herman   See fewer
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Angus White
OPP Officer #1 OPP Officer #1   See fewer
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Wally Bondarenko
OPP Officer #2 OPP Officer #2   See fewer
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Paul Hubbard
Sniper Sniper   See fewer
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Dini Petty
Helicopter Pilot Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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Elias Zarou
Man in Crowd Man in Crowd   See fewer
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Perry M. Mason
Mechanic on Banks truck Mechanic on Banks truck   See fewer
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Joseph Ragno
Saul Malone Saul Malone   See fewer
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Sandra Seacat
Henrietta Crown Henrietta Crown   See fewer
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Dave Barker
Man breaking up fight (uncredited) Man breaking up fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Chad
Secret Service Agent (uncredited) Secret Service Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mack Dolgy
FBI agent (uncredited) FBI agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Duran
FBI agent (uncredited) FBI agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ferguson
Arab protester at City Hall (uncredited) Arab protester at City Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hollo
First photographer (uncredited) First photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 355 votes