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Death Before Dishonor
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Writer (WGA):
John Gatliff (written by)
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Release Date:
20 February 1987 (USA) See more »
In a world of compromise, he wouldn't! See more »
Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fred Dryer ... Gunnery Sgt. Burns

Joseph Gian ... Sgt. Manuel Ramirez (as Joey Gian)

Sasha Mitchell ... Ruggieri

Peter Parros ... James

Brian Keith ... Col. Halloran

Paul Winfield ... Ambassador

Joanna Pacula ... Elli
Rockne Tarkington ... Jihad
Daniel Chodos ... Amin

Mohammad Bakri ... Gavril (as Mohammed Bakri)

Chaim Girafi ... Zabib (as Haim Gerafi)
Tuvia Tavi ... Elias
Yossi Ashdot ... Hamed
Yossi Virginsky ... Attache
Yossi Virzansky ... Attache
Katya Bishoff ... Daughter
Rassan Tanus ... Arab boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kasey Walker ... Maude Winter

Directed by
Terry Leonard 
Writing credits
John Gatliff (written by)

Produced by
William Braunstein .... executive producer
Frank Capra Jr. .... executive producer
Lawrence Kubik .... producer
Nava Levin .... associate producer
Arthur H. Maslansky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian May 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess 
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Casting by
Michael McLean 
April Webster 
Production Design by
Kuli Sander 
Art Direction by
Ladislav Wilheim 
Set Decoration by
Doron Efrat 
Costume Design by
Rochelle Zaltzman 
Makeup Department
Don Angier .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eitan Alon .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Cohen .... first assistant director
Sharon Shamir .... second assistant director
Art Department
Doron Mizrachi .... chief propman
Sound Department
R.J. Palmer .... supervising sound editor
Steve Rice .... adr editor
Steve Rice .... dialogue editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Gary Monak .... special effects
Doug Coleman .... stunts
David D. Darling .... stunts (as David Darling)
Terry Jackson .... additional stunt double: Fred Dryer
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator
Paul Sherrod .... stunts
Russell Solberg .... stunts
Frank James Sparks .... stunts (as Frank Sparks)
Kerry Rossall .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Itzik Ben-Aroya .... key grip
Moshe Levin .... camera operator
Moshe Levin .... director of photography: second unit
Tami Porath .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lew Richard .... technical consultant
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... first assistant editor
Reid Burns .... color timer
Transportation Department
Doron Mizrachi .... action vehicles coordinator
Gaby Weismann .... production driver
Other crew
Franco Columbu .... body building coach
Avner Peled .... location manager

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91 min
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The suicide car bombing in this film was probably one out of hundreds of typical incidents in such a troubled spot. Then the abduction of the Colonel (Brian Keith) had a composite incident with the factual abduction of U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel Richard Higgin's during a U.N. peacekeeping mission in 1987. The movie character was rescued, while Higgins was tortured and executed.See more »
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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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Hunter Rescues Uncle Bill, 29 May 2001
Author: wbhickok ( from San Diego

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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