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
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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 takes the law into his own hands with help from his own personal tank (Video Australia) See more »

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Action | Drama | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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16 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Tank  »

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Trivia

"Tank" was originally rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. However, a successful appeal was made which re-issued the motion picture with a PG rating instead. The film's 1983 release predated the PG-13 rating, for which this picture would've likely been rated had it existed when "Tank" was first released. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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SATURDAY GIRL
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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Good old fashion fun
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love James Garner in films and this movie is no exception. The story lines are tried and true, good northerner vs. evil southern sheriff and families always come through together. The life and times of a military family hits home more today than before. And yea, who would not dream about being Garner and having a Sherman tank and blowing stuff up! My favorite line is when toward the end of the movie a lumber truck driver says, "Hey what are a doing!" and a biker says "Stealin." Harris is great in a t-shirt. You have to admire the way Zach (Garner) handles the adversity. Coming to the end of his career, drifting away from his family until this good nature puts him at odds with the sheriff and he drops all his plans and dreams to save his family. I recommend it. Sit back and have fun.


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