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No Man's Land (1987)

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

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Ted Varrick
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Benjy Taylor
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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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1.85 : 1
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The 20th Century Fox building, also used as the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard, can be clearly seen in the background during one scene as a Porsche drives along a highway. See more »

Goofs

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

Benjy Taylor: [points out a Ferrari to steal] How about this one?
Ted Varrick: [disdainfully] Italian trash... besides, I only steal Porsches.
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SLIDING HOUSE BLUES
Performed by Sleight of Hand
Written by John Van Tongeren
Produced by John Van Tongeren
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Surprisingly bland
1 October 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Despite starring Charlie Sheen, who has been hot for the past several years from starring in a top-rated sitcom, "No Man's Land" seems to have been all but forgotten. In fact, I have NEVER seen this movie broadcast on television - I had to rent this over the Internet to see it.

Before seeing it, I thought that maybe since the movie was rated "R", that's why I had never seen it on television. But to my surprise, the "R" rating for this movie seems a bit harsh. There's no nudity, no (onscreen) sex, there are only a few utterances of the harshest swear words (which could easily be overdubbed), and the limited violence on display could easily be shown on a television drama. The movie feels more like a PG-13.

The above is a big clue as to why I felt this movie didn't work. It's lacking grit - it feels bland and without passion. At times it feels like it was made for television. It's not only with the direction, but with the performances as well - none of the actors here seem to be very enthusiastic, and the only thing colorful about them is Randy Quaid's weird hairstyle.

One positive thing I can say about the movie is that unlike other '80s movies, this one hasn't dated that much. But that is not enough to save the movie.

P.S. - MGM's DVD of the movie is pretty bad. Not only is the movie presented full-frame, and using what seems to be an older print not made especially for this DVD, the colors frequently seem off somewhat.


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