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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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Chuck Norris is John T. Booker and Booker is fighting back. See more »

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June 1978 (USA)  »

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Black Fighter  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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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Booker: Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning.
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Chuck Norris. That's all you need to know.
22 December 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Only Chuck Norris could overcome the horrible dialogue and his own stunning lack of acting ability to make this film entertaining. I loved this movie, proving love is blind, deaf and not necessarily based on logic or good judgement. And please.... Will somebody tell me why Jim Backus made an appearance? Was it really necessary to put him in that ridiculous doorman's outfit? Chuck's facial expressions were worth the 99 cents I spent to rent Good Guys Wear Black. He tries so hard to convince the audience he is really an actor, and I believe such effort is admirable despite the abysmal results. His fight scenes are almost identical to the dozens of fight scenes he's filmed over the past thirty years, yet somehow it looks cooler in 1977 clothing.


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