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Best Defense (1984)

 -  Comedy | War  -  20 July 1984 (USA)
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A military weapons engineer struggles to do his job responsibly, while a hapless tank commander has to live with the consequences in combat years later.

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Frank Joyner
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Sayyid, Landry's Tank Crew
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Storyline

Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he meets another engineer who gives him a disk with the plans for a system that will save his employer. The other engineer is dead moments later leaving Wylie with the disk and credit for the design. Suddenly Wylie is no longer a hack, but the saviour of his company and finds his life is no longer the same. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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20 July 1984 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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The make and model of the fictional super weapon super-tank was the XM-10 Annihilator Tank. A comic drawing of it has been frequently featured on movie posters and DVD covers for the movie. The make and model of the real life tank that portrayed the XM10 is believed to have been a 'modified" Chrysler M60 Magach 7 as the movie's Kuwait scenes were filmed in Israel and this tank was commonly in service at the time there. See more »

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN
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Awful
6 February 1999 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

A truly terrible film. The only reason to watch this film all the way through is to see if it gets any worse. Trust me, it does.


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