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Best Defense (1984)

R | | Comedy, War | 20 July 1984 (USA)
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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Laura Cooper
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Steve Loparino
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Harvey Brank
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Ali, Landry's Tank Crew
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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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Comedy | War

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,872,297 (USA) (22 July 1984)

Gross:

$19,265,302 (USA)
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Trivia

Eddie Murphy's character was added to the film after the original version tested poorly with audiences. See more »

Quotes

Wylie Cooper: Fat girls tend to come a lot.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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CLOSE TO YOU
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bad, BAD BAD!
20 March 2001 | by (silicon valley) – See all my reviews

I actually had a bit part in this film. It was filmed in Israel around 1985 in the desert and I got to work with Eddie Murphy. In one scene I appear (for about 10 seconds)standing in a jeep behind Eddie Murphy's jeep. I only mention this because I told my parents to see the film in the theater. My biggest regret is that they had to pay FULL PRICE to sit through an awful experience. I would not recommend this film to anyone.


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