Bulletproof (1988)

R  |   |  Action  |  4 March 1988 (South Korea)
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A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Devon Shepard
Col. Kartiff
Billy Dunbar
Sgt. O'Rourke
Gen. Maximiliano Brogado (as Rene Enriquez)
James Andronica ...
Agent Tarpley
Miles Blackburn
Russian Major (as Bill Smith)
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Capt. Briggs
Camilo (as Ramon Franco)
Pantaro (as Juan Fernandez)


A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew. Written by Anonymous

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4 March 1988 (South Korea)  »

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A prueba de balas  »

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$807,947 (USA)

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The helicopter dolled up to represent a Soviet Mi-24 "Hind" gunship is a Sikorsky S-62. See more »


When the Thunderblast tank rotates its turret, the columns holding up its barrel suddenly disappear. See more »


Border Guard: [three men are shooting at birds with a machine gun, speaking Spanish, one of them sees McBain approach] Who are you?
Frank McBain: I'm the game warden.
Border Guard: What?
Frank McBain: Bird season's over, butthorn.
[kills the three men with a concealed uzi]
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What a clichéd mess!
17 June 2004 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I had such high hopes for this movie when I discovered it. Not only does it star my favorite actor of all time (Henry Silva), but it serves as the vehicle for Gary Busey's ill-fated and misguided debut as an action star! Unfortunately, I was pretty let down by the time the end credits rolled. The only redeeming aspect of this dated movie is the first half-hour, which is a pathetic attempt to mimic Lethal Weapon-styled buddy cop movies. Like many other action flicks starring big ego second-tier stars (Steven Seagal being our number one offender here), they really try to build up the main character as a devil-may-care indestructible ex-CIA supercop who all the bad guys know about. Notice during the ice cream truck chase when the villains have this exchange after they pound Busey's car with bullets:

Villain 1: I think we blew him off! Villain 2: You don't blow up a dude like McBain!

The story is pretty lame once it gets going. McBain is hired by the army to retrieve a tank named "Thunderblast" (!) that seems to be some armored afterbirth of the Reagan-era military buildup. Henry Silva's role is pretty wasted as a Libyan colonel who is working alongside the Commies. Aside from the hilariously bad first half hour and the introduction of the word "butthorn" into popular lexicon, Bulletproof is pretty much a waste of time.

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