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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Fast, furious...and deadly. 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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Brad Pitt's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

After the chase between the Porsche and the Camaro, when the Porsche gets banged up pretty bad on the right side and a window is blown out by a shotgun, the Porsche is driven into the chop shop and it doesn't have a scratch on it. In the next scene the right front end of the car is shown and it's a slightly lighter/paler color and appears to have scratches, although it looks more like mud splashes or painted-on damage than scratches. 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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CLAVE ROCKS
Performed by Amoretto
Written by R. Serano and J. Prieto
Published by Raegun Music/Pure Knockout Music
Courtesy of PKO Records
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Hugely Underrated but highly enjoyable 80's gem
26 July 2009 | by (London. England) – See all my reviews

Charlie Sheen and Little known actor DB Sweeney star in this excellent thriller about a cop who is sent undercover at a chop shop to find out who murdered another undercover officer.

DB Sweeney is not bad as the cop who ends up blurring the line and whose loyalties become divided. Benjy (DB Sweeney) gets in way over his head when he falls for the prime suspects sister(Lara Harris), and becomes buddy's with the suspect.

Charlie Sheen is at his super smooth and sleek best as the extremely affable but ultimately very cunning Ted Varrick. A well respected guy who has cops on the payroll, steals Porsche's and still has time for lavish party's at his home. As Sheen tell's Sweeney "Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and aimless" ! There is a lot to like about this film. The performances range from excellent (Charlie Sheen & Randy Quaid as Sweeney's boss) to good (DB Sweeney) to not so good (Lara Harris). The Car Chases are well filmed and exciting as well as pretty believable as is the storyline and the actions of the characters. The Tension between Sweeney & Sheen and the ending are well handled and leaves you satisfied at the end.

I was surprised that Character actor George Dzundza was uncredited as Benjy's Uncle Mike and he is not even listed on IMDb (I have sent a cast update to IMDb).

I highly recommend this film and would rate it 7/10


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