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
James Garner's at war -- and driving a Sherman Tank
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The late Sherman tanks had a smooth front (aka glacis plate) but the tank in the film has bulges in front of the driver and assistant driver/hull gunner, so the tank seen in the film as an early model Sherman tank. The central fuel fill port and unique engine hatches in the back identify it as an A3 variant with the Ford GAA-engine gasoline engine, so thee tank is properly identified as an early M4A3 75mm gun tank with VVSS suspension. 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
You syphilitic Bolshevik! You pervert! You pussy Communist!
References The Lone Ranger
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford See more