Cast and Crew: Keith Emerson (Music); Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport, Jamie Gillis, Catherine Mary Stewart
What It’s About: Dedicated cops Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) work for the “decoy” squad, cops who pose as everyday New Yorkers to provoke attacks from muggers, thieves and rapists. Brutal terrorist Heymar “Wulfgar” Reinhardt (Rutger Hauer) is identified in London after a department store bombing. Wulfgar kills the courier that blew his cover and goes on the lam. To regain his former reputation with his organiation, Wulfgar plans a spectacular terrorist attack in New York City. Lt. Munafo (Joe Spinell) picks Da Silva and Fox to join the special anti-terrorist unit, A.T.A.C., that is trying to stop Wulfgar before it’s too late.
Why Watch it Today?: Wuflgar narrowly escapes capture in London on this date in the film.