Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gary Hudson|
|Produced by||Carol Lynn|
|Screenplay by||Charles Davis|
|Story by||Carol Lynn|
|Starring|| Forrest Tucker |
|Music by||Matthew McCauley|
|Edited by||Lee Harry|
|Distributed by||The Cannon Group|
|May 30, 1986|
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