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Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | | Action | June 1978 (USA)
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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,328,000 (USA)
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When Chuck Norris was offered the lead role of the film, he was in the process of establishing a new kick-boxing league in Los Angeles with Benny Urquidez. Norris cites his decision to pursue the movie over the league as a defining point in his transition from martial arts competition to acting. See more »

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In the newspapers that Saunders scans through, the articles below the shocking headlines is repeating text. See more »

Quotes

Booker: Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning.
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Referenced in Kung Tai Ted: Ninja Death III (2010) See more »

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A fine movie for Norris
10 March 2005 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my first favorites. Here you have Chuck Norris, a real karate champion, plays John Booker, a war vet who is trying to find out why his comrades are being bumped off. Whoever's doing it is in big trouble. You don't mess with BOOKER! NO NOT EVER!! Many made a big mistake and it cost their own lives in the process. First, one person gets shot during skiing and Booker did the flying side kick to the Booker's assailant's wife. The major assailant put a bomb on the plane that killed his girlfriend after takeoff. And he used that ski pole to attack Booker which was no use to stop him. Then my favorite scene of all is where the same guy whose wife was taken out, gets into the Toyota Celica, and tried to run over Booker. In which he returns delivers the awesome flying dropkick to the windshield killing him. I later found out that the stunt was done by his brother Aaron. Doesn't really matter I enjoyed it all the away. Chuck Norris is the reason I got into the martial arts, and I would like to thank him all the way. He is my idol! 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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