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Zack
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Billy
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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
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Sgt. Wimofsky
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Gerald A. Atkins ...
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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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A tank a day keeps the law away. (DVD tagline) See more »

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The name of the biker gang was the "Dragon Riders". See more »

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When the tank drives over the police cars at the roadblock, the front end of the tank raises up before it strikes the cars, exposing the fact that a small ramp was set up to aid the tank in climbing onto them. See more »

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Sheriff Buelton: Ok Sambo, Ok... You win this one... But there's more than one way to skin a cat.
Sfc. Ed Tippet, Provost Marshal's Office: You better believe there is, Jim.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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SATURDAY GIRL
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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16 March 2004 | by (Houston, USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't see this when it came out, so when it appeared on cable late one night I didn't expect very much. But it exceeded my expectations. It's the story of an honorable man who is pushed too far.

Yes, there are some stretches of the imagination to be made. For example, with all the gunfire, I don't remember anybody getting killed or seriously wounded. The good guys are too good and the bad guys are too bad.

But I enjoyed a few scenes a great deal. For one, the portrayal of the small town, that seems idyllic at first but is rotten to the core. I especially appreciated the scenes between Sgt. Carey and his son, the way that the military was shown pulling together as a family, and the others who help the group trying to get to the state line. These were all people that I wanted to cheer for.


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