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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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A tank a day keeps the law away. (DVD tagline) See more »

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16 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Sherman tank seen in the film came from the Ropkey Armor Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA and is owned by Dave Ropkey - both Ropkey and the museum are billed in the final credits. See more »

Goofs

When putting on the tank's thrown track on a Sherman, you do not push the iron bar in the opposite direction of its motion. You should stand in the other direction and pull it on. 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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SATURDAY GIRL
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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Inspirational film; changed my life.
5 February 2003 | by (Banglapoor, India) – See all my reviews

Tank has been an inspiration in my life. Its rich plot is rife with moral dilemmas, all of which end in ethical resolutions. Zack (James Garner) is the epitome of all that is good and right in the universe, and he wins in the end like good should. While I usually watch the film for its moral content, sometimes I find myself fast- forwarding to scene eleven, which features james cromwell naked, chained to a phone pole.

Ten stars. This film has changed my life.


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