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
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)
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Did You Know?
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
After Zack pulls up to the Sheriff's office with the tank, he asks the deputy where the Sheriff is. The deputy says that he is meeting with the Governor. Zack then destroys the telephone call boxes and the patrol car. In the next scene you see the Sheriff talking to the Governor telling him that Zack has destroyed his office, a patrol car, and so on. How would he have know that if no one could call and tell him? See more
Now my wife and kids is gone!
[mob lights torches
You all gonna try and burn me out? Well you go to it! But I tell you one thing, I'll take a few of you with me!
[tank cannon fires, hits a pickup truck
This is the tank. You assholes better move!
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford See more