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Death Before Dishonor (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  20 February 1987 (USA)
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Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge ... See full summary »

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Gunnery Sgt. Burns
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Sgt. Manuel Ramirez (as Joey Gian)
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Ruggieri
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James
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Col. Halloran
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Ambassador
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Elli
Rockne Tarkington ...
Jihad
Daniel Chodos ...
Amin
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Gavril (as Mohammed Bakri)
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Zabib (as Haim Gerafi)
Tuvia Tavi ...
Elias
Yossi Ashdot ...
Yossi Virginsky ...
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Yossi Virzansky ...
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Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and presence to avoid upsetting the host government. As a result, when terrorists attack the compound, they are able to kidnap hostages and escape with little opposition. Burns ignores the Ambassador's restrictions, and throws the rule books out the window, as he becomes a one man army in an attempt to rescue the hostages, and wipe out the terrorists. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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20 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los héroes jamás se rinden  »

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$4,546,244 (USA)
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US military in Lebanon AKA "Jamal" the event with the suicide car bomber is based on a true event in Beirut 1983 but it was an American army barrack not an American embassy. See more »

Quotes

Gunnery Sgt. Burns: Both sides of those rocks.
Ruggieri: Why we got to paint both sides of the rocks?
James: I don't know.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: You boys ever heard of Korea?
James: Yes sir, Gunny.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: Well then you are probably very familar with the conflict at Hill 442. Is that right?
Ruggieri: Yes sir. Everyone has heard of that battle.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: And did you know your Colonel is personally responsible for pulling 52 marines off that hill? Alive.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: So don't you think the Colonel deserves to have his rocks painted tops and bottoms?
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: Good; paint the rocks.
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Hunter Rescues Uncle Bill
29 May 2001 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

About the kindest think I could possibly say about this movie, is that it is funnier than 'Commando.' Starring Fred 'Where the hell did my career go' Dryer as a Marine who lives by his own rules.(clever huh?) After the killing of all his buddies, and the kidnapping of his gruff but loveable Colonel, Yep... you guessed it, he goes on a one man rescue mission (against orders naturally) to rescue the Colonel, and to kill as many non-english speaking persons as possible. Laughably cliched from start to finish. Whoever wrote this should have their crayons taken away.


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