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Tank (1984)

 -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zack
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LaDonna
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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
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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Man: Now my wife and kids is gone!
[mob lights torches]
Man: 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!
Zack: [tank cannon fires, hits a pickup truck] This is the tank. You assholes better move!
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Remake of Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970) See more »

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Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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A fun Movie
27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an old fashion good vs. evil movie that is fun. Movies don't always have to have some heavy deep plot. Sometimes it's great to watch a movie that is fun that you can cheer, and this is one of them. It's now over 20 years old, but it still holds up as a fun movies to watch and enjoy.

A big surprise will be to many is to see James Cormwell playing a simple deputy sheriff, and what Command Sergeant Major Carey does to him.

James Gardner, as always, carries the film very well. He is a very believable CSM, and Shirley Jones has a military wife down pat. A young C. Thomas Howell does a good job too as a military son. G.D. Spradlin plays the very mean Sheriff that is very easy to hate. And Jenilee Harrison did this movie at the same time she began a two year run on Dallas, and she looks great in this movie. The whole cast together works great for this movie, and it's great for the whole family.


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