Tripwire 31 years old


A band of ruthless international terrorists led by Josef Szabo (David Warner) hijack a speeding railroad train loaded with a full arsenal of powerful military weaponry capable of threatening world peace. The only hero who can stop the terrorists' scheme for world domination is Jack DeForest (Terence Knox). During the battle between good and evil the hero DeForest accidentally kills the son of the Szabo. Seeking revenge Szabo locates DeForest’s family, murders his wife and kidnaps their teenage son thereby turning their fight it into a personal vendetta. So, DeForest must fight not only to save the world, but for his only remaining family.


Meg Foster
Meg Foster


David Warner
David Warner

Josef Szabo

Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong

Merle Shine

Terence Knox
Terence Knox

Jack DeForest

Tripwire Cast

Name Character
Viggo Mortensen He was 31, now 63 years old as Hans
David Warner He was 48, now 80 years old as Josef Szabo
Yaphet Kotto He was 50, now 81 years old as Lee Pitt
Don Shanks (stuntman) He was 39, now 71 years old as Indian Fighter
Meg Foster She was 41, now 73 years old as Julia
Charlotte Lewis She was 22, now 54 years old as Trudy
Sy Richardson He was 49, now 80 years old as Turbo
Tommy Chong He was 51, now 83 years old as Merle Shine
Fenton Quinn as Prison Guard
Andras Jones He was 21, now 53 years old as Rick DeForest
Marco Rodríguez He was 36, now 68 years old as El Tigre
Shelby Chong She was 42, now 73 years old as Monkey Shine Receptionist
Lou Bonacki He was 46, now 78 years old as Reese
Terence Knox He was 43, now 74 years old as Jack DeForest
Isabella Hofmann She was 31, now 62 years old as Annie
Oscar Rowland He was 63, 84 years old when he died as Gas Station Attendant
George Sullivan He was 60, 89 years old when he died as Trucker #4
Richard Dutcher He was 26, now 57 years old as Delivery Boy
Melinda Haynes She was 34, now 65 years old as Turbo's Girl
Craig Clyde He was 88, now 120 years old as Magruder
David Jensen He was 39, 48 years old when he died as Agent Holling
Nancy Borgenicht She was 47, now 79 years old as Pitt's Secretary

Tripwire Crew

Name Department
Christopher Cibelli as Editor. Editing
Lisa M. Hansen as Co-Producer. Production
Paul Hertzberg as Executive Producer. He was 89 (now 120) years old Production
Spiro Razatos as Story. He was 30 (now 61) years old Writing
James Lemmo as Director. He was 40 (now 72) years old Directing
Jefferson Richard as Producer. He was 43 (now 75) years old Production
Susan Bluestein as Casting. She was 43 (now 75) years old Production
Richard Stone as Original Music Composer. He was 76 (78) years old when He died Sound
Dian Perryman as Art Direction. Art
Igor Sunara as Cinematography. He was 34 (now 66) years old Crew
Tripwire poster
Tripwire (31 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, November 30, 1989
  • Runtime: 87 minutes