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Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

 -  Action  -  June 1978 (USA)
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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

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The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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The C.I.A. can't afford John T. Booker... alive. See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,328,000 (USA)
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Chuck Norris' first film as a Vietnam veteran; it would later become the basis for his role in the Missing In Action films during the 1980s. Co-star Soon-Tek Oh would later co-star in the second Missing In Action film as the film's villain. See more »

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When the limo comes veering around the corner and swings back into the curb, the driver's side front wheel gets torn off. In the next scene, with the limo launching into the bay, the wheel appears intact with the car. See more »

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Margaret: You're the professor, professor.
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26 February 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Good Guys Wear Black (1978) was one of Chuck Norris's first starring roles. Norris plays John T. Booker, a C.I.A. who is sent on a mission to rescue American P.O.W.s in Vietnam, but during the mission, he and his men are attacked and find that no Americans were at the Vietnamese camp. After Booker and the remaining soldiers just barely escape, they find out that their team, The Black Tigers, were set up. After a long walk home, the C.I.A.s are turning up dead and John T. Booker is the last one alive, and no one can help him but a lawyer named Margret. This film was made in 1977, but wasn't released until a year or two later. The action is decent, espiecially two scenes, one that takes place at a ski resort, and another at an airport where Chuck Norris fights this Japanese assassin. Overall, a decent 1970's action movie with bad acting and a really bad 70's sounding soundtrack.


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