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No Man's Land (1987)

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A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.

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Benjy Taylor
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Ted Varrick
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Ann Varrick
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Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
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Malcolm
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Frank Martin
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Lieutenant Curtis Loos
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Captain Haun
Al Shannon ...
Danny
Bernie Pock ...
Ridley
Kenny Endoso ...
Leon
James F. Kelly ...
Brandon
Lori Butler ...
Suzanne
Clare Wren ...
Deborah
Philip Benichou ...
Michel
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Storyline

Benjy Taylor is a rookie cop who goes undercover to nab a gang of car thieves led by Ted Varrick. Taylor becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the car thieves, and falls in love with Varrick's sister Ann. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Once you get a taste of the good life, it's hard to let go. Even if your life depends on it. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$2,877,571 (USA)
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Trivia

Brad Pitt's feature film debut. See more »

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When Ted meets 'Bill' at the shopping mall at the end of the movie, he calls him 'Benji', his real name. In an earlier scene, Ted had learned from Ann that Bill is a cop, but he left the house before she told him anything else. Thus, Ted wouldn't be able to know that Bill's real name is Benji. See more »

Quotes

[Explaining why he keeps a gun]
Ted Varrick: It's like an ICBM. You're never gonna use the fucker, but you sleep better at night knowing that you have one.
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Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) See more »

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WHAT'S GONE WRONG
Performed by The Untouchables
Written by Josh Harris
Courtesy of MCA Records/Stiff Records
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Charlie Sheen makes mediocre movie watchable
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is far from being original. We've seen many elements of it before. That, however, would not necessarily have brought it down.

The movie has two terrific car crash stunts worth seeing. It has a fine performance by Charlie Sheen. I always like his portrayals. This is no exception. It has good support from Randy Quaid, another fine actor. The female lead, Lara Harris, also does a good job with an underwritten part.

D.B. Sweeney plays an undercover cop trying to get the goods on Sheen for his boss Quaid. His portrayal lacked the depth and grit needed to bring the movie up, since its plot was quite prosaic.

The overall impact of the story is muted. The conflict between Sheen and another car thief nemesis of his is treated too sketchily to be really effective. This, in fact, is the problem all through the movie. The conflicts that are possible to bring out within this story are skipped over or not brought out enough. I fault the script and the direction for this. The result is a feeling of blandness at times and haste at other times. At other times, the story drags. Scenes that should be very tense are not. A big burden fell on Sheen to gloss over these faults and make the movie work, and I think he almost carried it off.


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