Nightmare (1978)

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A gang of thieves hijack a lorry full of cigars, but the Dutch lorry driver produces a gun and one of the gang is shot dead and another badly wounded. The lorry driver is also killed. However, unbeknown to the gang a cargo of drugs hidden in some of the cigar boxes is in the load, and two Irishmen were waiting to collect them when the hijack took place. Regan and Carter are assigned to investigate the hijacking and shootings, and Regan is troubled by ill-fated premonitions about harm coming to him that his latest girlfriend is experiencing. The Irish villains track down the load and take several of the boxes, killing the last hijacker. Regan and Carter trace them when an old employee at the men's second-hand furniture yard starts selling stolen cigars. They discover the drugs hidden in an old piano and decide to put a tail on it. They follow the men to a house in the countryside where preparations are made for a plane to land. They discover that the drugs are being exchanged for a new type of gun with laser sights to be used by the IRA. In a shoot-out that follows the men are killed and Regan is temporarily blinded by the laser.

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