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70's or early 80's movie that had a laser weapon. Some guy was running away from the laser knowing he had a tracking device on him. I think it was in his tie. Probably a TV movie.

I don't know why, probably because I was young and thought it was cool, but this image reappears every now and again.  I need to know what it is.
asked Mar 4, 2016 in Name That Movie by Richcoll (1 point)
Not Logans Run. Great movie though.
The weapon in the movie wasn't a hand gun but more of a large stationary device.
Definitely not Laserblast.  Thanks for the effort.
That looks sooo bad that it's probably actually that bad. :)
Hi Richcoll, I changed my answer. Would you please let me know if I got it this time? You were right about that other movie looking shitty, but I think it was a series based on that pilot!It looks pretty cheezy as well(lol)!

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"A Man Called Sloane" (1979-1980 TV series)?

Sorry, I'm changing my answer again and I'm pushing this show AGAIN,(LOL)  but it might be the episode "Sweethearts of Disaster". From reading the user reviews on, it seems this episode is a virtual remake of the pilot movie and involves a similar type laser weapon. I can't find the episode online but I posted the IMDb page below.
answered Apr 3, 2018 by Cinemanster (1,931 points)
edited May 10, 2018 by Cinemanster
You can watch the movie on YouTube in 10 parts.
Good effort Cinemanster, but not the one I was thinking of.
That looks pure sh1te by the way. :)
Goodness me, 10 out of 10 for effort and also for pushing A man called Sloane.
It ticked some of the boxes, but ultimately it's not the correct one, although at this stage I might just accept that as being the one so I can finally sleep.
I'm fairly certain the military were involved in the movie I'm thinking of, and the road is in a bit of a desert area.
Good work.
ok. Wow, this is a tough one. I think laser cannons were a popular motif in the '80s! It may have been a movie or series that 'borrowed' the idea from this one, but I will research some more.
Sorry Richcoll, you're probably getting sick of me and my promoting this show but I changed my answer again. You said my last guess ticked some of the boxes and I thought it might be this episode which also featured a laser.