Getting Even (1986)

Genres - Action, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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chemicals, blackmail, helicopter, hostage, industrialist, nerve-gas, oil-tycoon, poison-gas, POW/MIA, toxic-chemicals