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Tank (1984)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Comedy  |  16 March 1984 (USA)
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Sergeant Major Zak Carey is serving what is his final tour of duty at an Army base in Clemens, Georgia. Zak doesn't like the way the Army keeps the base and the bar is not what he's ... See full summary »

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Zack
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LaDonna
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Billy
Mark Herrier ...
Elliott
Sandy Ward ...
General Hubik
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Sarah
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Deputy Euclid
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Sergeant Tippet
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Sheriff Buelton
John Hancock ...
Mess Sergeant
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Sgt. Wimofsky
Dan Albright ...
T.V. Reporter #1 (as Daniel Albright)
Gerald A. Atkins ...
Food Server
Ron Baskin ...
Deputy #1
Keith Jerome Brown ...
Tank Motor Pool Man
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Sergeant Major Zak Carey is serving what is his final tour of duty at an Army base in Clemens, Georgia. Zak doesn't like the way the Army keeps the base and the bar is not what he's accustomed to. So he goes off base to get a beer. When he goes to the bar one of the local prostitutes tries to come on to Zak but Zak turns her down. That's when the deputy who appears to be her pimp beating her up. That's when Zak strikes him. Later he learns that the Sheriff is corrupt and takes what happened to the Deputy as an attack on him and tries to get Zak but the Army backs him and Zak is not intimidated. That's when they arrest his son on trumped up drug charges. Before Zak can fix it, his wife tries to get a lawyer for their son but this only pushes the Sheriff to send their son to a prison farm. With no other recourse Zak gets into his own vintage Sherman Tank and busts his son out and they try to make it to the state line so that they can expose the Sheriff. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Sergeant major Zack Carey believed in Truth, Justice and America. Until the sheriff of a little town put his only son into jail of a crime he hadn't done. And now sergeant major Zack Carey has changed his mind. (original Finnish poster tagline) See more »

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The Posse Comitatus Act mentioned in the movie is a real life American statute first assented in 1878. The act was passed to stop local, state and civil authorities from utilizing the military for law enforcement. It doesn't stop this happening, the authority to do so must come from the United States Constitution or Act of Congress and usually comes from the direction of the President of the United States. See more »

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When the Sheriff lists the damage Zack Carey has done to the town, he includes "one 1974 Chevrolet". When Carey destroyed the deputy's house, he actually flattened a 1973 Chevrolet. See more »

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Zack: I do believe I got you covered.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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SATURDAY GIRL
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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A truly cartoonish film!
4 March 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

James Garner portrays a military officer who has one very unique distinction. He owns his own Sherman tank! After butting heads with a sheriff's deputy, his son is framed for drug possession and he must battle wits with the evil sheriff.

This movie is sort of a cross between the original 'Smokey and the Bandit' and a free wheeling episode of 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. It's a predictable, mildly amusing film with cultural stereotypes. If you're willing to overlook this, it will provide you with the typical fast food type of entertainment.


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