And lest we forget, to round out this merry band of do-badders, is David Soul.
I always thought having Robert Urich and David Soul on the same group was a piece of casting genius. Both represent different things within the group.
Robert Urich, even in his later years, had a boyish smile and charm that couldnt be ignored. BUT in this movie, it was almost horrifying. Here is this charming, good looking collegiate type, that with boyish ways...wouldnt think twice about putting a bullet in your face...CREEPY.
On the other end of the spectrum is David Soul. David Soul has always had a very quiet, confident, intelligent way about him, even when he played in STARSKY AND HUTCH, you could tell it was Hutch that was the thinker.
This added more of an eerie feeling to it.
See, with JUST Robert Urich there, you could write it off as "young energy, ignorant in the ways of doing things...over enthusiastic"....but with DAVID SOUL there, it added a new dimension.
That this younger generation, are not the hippies of the past. Along with Urichs energy, and Souls methodical and intelligence...they sat down, methodically planned this out. And the only option for them, was to give the final judgement. That this was planned, intelligent...and broad thinking....gave it a feeling more scary, in my opinion than Scorpio could ever be.
With Scorpio, although he blended in society...he never was a PART of society. THESE are the guys you are supposed to call when you are in trouble. And with those smiles and charms, you would trust them to your own demise.
Very interesting casting job.