Duluth Mentioned As Part Of Plot In Arnold Schwarzenegger’s FUBAR On Netflix
Have you seen the new show to hit Netflix starring Arnold Schwarzenegger? It's called "FUBAR" and it's about a CIA agent who is about to retire when he gets pulled back in on an assignment.
Arnold plays Luke Brunner, a CIA operative who has been lying to his family about his real job for his entire life. The twist is that he finds out that his daughter has been lying to him as well, and she's also a CIA operative.
They then need to work through their differences to save the world from an evil terrorist, Boro.
Yes, the show is pretty far-fetched, but it's supposed to be. It's similar to the style of the action blockbuster True Lies which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tom Arnold. It was a great movie, but also a little campy at times. That's how I would describe FUBAR.
In Season 1, Episode 4, the team is getting briefed on their next mission. The terrorist Boro already has almost all the ingredients to create a nuclear bomb, except one item which is called an "MNR." It stands for a miniature nuclear reactor. The MNRs are rare and highly regulated, but here's where Duluth comes into the plot.
A few years back, a medical glass company in Duluth went bankrupt. They abandoned the processing plant and left all of the equipment. Local Duluth Cops discovered a miniature nuclear reactor in the basement of the plant when responding to a call of local kids playing stickball in the plant. They were using the MNR as a backstop, and authorities took the device after it was discovered.
In the episode, they hope to use the device as a way to lure Boro out of hiding by setting up a sting operation, as it's something he really wants.
What happens from there? You'll have to watch for yourself and find out!
In case you didn't know, Arnold also has other ties to the area. He actually graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior with an undergraduate in business administration degree in 1979!