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is a 1984 action film shot in Mexico
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which stars Jason Miller
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, Cleavon Little
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and Terri Garber
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. It was written and directed by David Andrew Fisher who wrote and directed Liar's Moon
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(1982) and produced Bat*21
(1988). This is the story of a group of Caltech
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students yachting off the coast of Central America
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who are held hostage by terrorists.
Miller plays "The Sarge", USMC RET., who trains the hostages' friends to become an impromptu special ops force - hence the title. The film climaxes in the bloody attempted rescue of the student hostages from the terrorist compound.