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The Package, a thriller involving political assassination and intrigue, is an excellent action feature using a familiar theme and providing good performances by the cast. Boyette Tommy Lee Jones is a prisoner entrusted to Gallagher Gene Hackman for transportation back to the United States. Boyette escapes and Gallagher must find him. In doing so, Gallagher finds himself getting into far more than he had bargained for as he becomes involved in a political assignation plot that he must stop. Both Hackman and Jones ...
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MGM (Video & DVD), 11/11/1998, VHS Tape, Very Good condition. VHS Tape. Case Good. Quality guaranteed! In original artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted.

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The Package, a thriller involving political assassination and intrigue, is an excellent action feature using a familiar theme and providing good performances by the cast. Boyette Tommy Lee Jones is a prisoner entrusted to Gallagher Gene Hackman for transportation back to the United States. Boyette escapes and Gallagher must find him. In doing so, Gallagher finds himself getting into far more than he had bargained for as he becomes involved in a political assignation plot that he must stop. Both Hackman and Jones are excellent in reprising familiar roles. Hackman is never better than when portraying the decent man in a precarious position, and Jones plays Boyette with the same cunning and intelligence that he brought to The Executioner's Song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/1998
  • UPC: 027616782533
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Joanna Cassidy Lt. Col. Eileen Gallagher
Tommy Lee Jones Thomas Boyette
John Heard Col. Glen Whitacre
Dennis Franz Milan Delich
Pam Grier Ruth Butler
Kevin Crowley Walter Henke
Reni Santoni Chicago Police Lieutenant
Ron Dean Karl Richards
Thalmus Rasulala Secret Service Commander
Nathan Davis Soviet Press Secretary
Chelcie Ross Gen. Thomas Hopkins
Joe V. Greco Gen. Robert Carlson
Ike Pappas Himself
Gregory Alan Williams Col. Woods
Johnny Lee Davenport MP
Anatoly Davydov Col. Gregor Malekov
Gary Goldman Command Post Soldier
Ivory Ocean Washington, DC, Witness
Ray Starr
Dianne Timmerman Backpacker
Marco St. John Marth
Michael Skewes M. P
Juan Ramirez Thug
Miguel Nino Thug
Mik Scriba Thug
Michael Tomlinson Johnny's Field Soldier
Cody Glenn Johnny's Field Soldier
Harry J. Lennix Johnny's Field Soldier
Carlos Sanz Johnny's Field Soldier
Charles Mueller Backpacker
Wilhelm von Homburg West Berlin Police Lieutenant
Gary Berkovich Soviet General
Allen Hamilton American General
Greg Noonan Command Post Commander
Harry Teinowitz Command Post Soldier
Mary Seibel Henke's Mother
Joe D. Lauck Sen. Bruce
Dick Cusack Secretary of State
Boris Leskin Soviet Foreign Minister
Danny Goldring Undercover Bum
Jack Kandel Soldier with Orders
Nick Kusenko Gen. Carlson's Aide
Tina Gloschenko Henke's Girl Friend
John W. Hardy Sky Cap
Henry Godinez Lock-up Police Officer
Oksana Fedunyszyn Eileen's Secretary
Ralph Foody Building Manager
Mike Bacarella Paramedic
Steve Barbo Hotel Police Officer
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Ft. Belvoir Duty MP
Dennis Cockrum Computer Technician
Metta Davis Washington, DC, Witness
Alex Ross Liquor Store Clerk
Will Zahrn Nazi Goon
Michael James Nazi Goon
Nancy Baird Milan's Wife
Gene Barge Secret Service Agent
Walter Markley Secret Service Agent
Otto von Wernherr East German Army Lieutenant
Hilda McLean Old German Woman
Leon Samoilovich Soviet Security Agent
Dmitri Polytnsev Translator
Lana Berkovich Translator
John D'Amico Soviet General Secretary
Ray Allen United States President
Dr. Christine Cassel Speaker at Governors Conference
Billy Bosco Milan's Son
Chad Smith Milan's Son
Phillip Prerost Hospital Police Officer
Jack Gold Governor
Don James Command Post Soldier
Kathryn Joosten Waitress
Katherine Lynch Henke's Wife
William Musyka Soviet General
Joe Guzaldo Press Secretary Rogers
Greg Goossen Soldier in Provost Marshal's Office
Technical Credits
Andrew Davis Director, Co-producer
John Bishop Screenwriter
Troy Brown Stunts
Brian Burrows Stunts
Hank Calia Stunts
Beverly J. Camhe Co-producer
Astral Bellevue Pathe Color Cinematographer
Jeannie Epper Stunts
Donna Evans Stunts
William Fosser Set Decoration/Design
Rick T. Gentz Set Decoration/Design
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Dennis Haggerty Original Story
Tobie Haggerty Co-producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Terry Jackson Stunts
Rodger Jacobs Makeup
Colleen Kennedy Art Director
Rick LeFevour Stunts
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
Michel Levesque Production Designer
Stacy Logan Stunts
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Rom Milanovich Stunts
Charles James Newirth Production Manager
Jeff Ramsey Stunts
Tom Ryba Special Effects
Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Wynn P. Thomas Art Director
Frank Tidy Cinematographer
Bundy Trinz Set Decoration/Design
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Weber Editor
Jim Wilkey Stunts
Don Zimmerman Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cunning

    With cunning and political violence, the rules of the game have been ratcheted up against Gene Hackman as he does not who is who. In a thriller that bespeaks Enemy of the State, only with Cold War hijinks, there is only one thing to accomplish: survival.

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