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Off Limits (1988)

 -  Action | Thriller | War  -  11 March 1988 (USA)
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McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Albaby Perkins
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Dix
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Nicole
Kay Tong Lim ...
Lime Green
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Rogers
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Maurice
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Elgin Flowers
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Preacher
Thuy An Luu ...
Lanh (as Thuy Ann Luu)
Richard Lee Reed ...
Colonel Sparks
Woody Brown ...
Co-Pilot
Ken Siu ...
Plowboy
Viladda Vanadurongwan ...
Sister Agnes
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Storyline

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of local prostitutes. Their prime suspect is high ranking U.S. Army officer which brings their lives in danger. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Being a cop is tough. But in Saigon, 1968, being a cop is crazy.

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Action | Thriller | War | Drama

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Saigon  »

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$7,242,035 (USA)
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Trivia

Gregory Hines actively lobbied for his part. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene McGriff and Perkins are driving through what is supposed to be the bar district in Saigon, but the names of two famous bars from Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand are clearly visible, "Pussy Galore" and "King's Castle". See more »

Quotes

Buck McGriff: How many times did you fuck her Maurice?
Maurice: 'bout 8 10 times, I'm a 'ho tamin' mutherfucka. That bitch wont work for a week at least.
Buck McGriff: Bullshit! She hasn't got the clap Maurice and you can't piss without a painkiller. Ohh I'm sick of this shit!
Maurice: Hey don't be sick of it mutherfuka. The only thing I saw that night was some slant eyed pussy.
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References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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Praise for an overlooked and fine film
23 March 1999 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Off Limits is a tense and even paced thriller. It concerns two cops is Viet Nam investigating a murder of a prostitute and the first suspect is a high ranking Army Officer. The film contains shock after shock, with plenty of plot twists. The dialogue is snappy and the interplay between Dafoe and Hines is excellent. The supporting actors are convincing as well. Kudos to Keith David who plays a paranoid witness to the murder. And one may not soon forget Scott Glenns portrayal as a crazed Officer. The scene in the helicopter is as tense and thrilling as a scene can get. The film is not a preachy summary of the war in Viet Nam but rather just a good mystery and slam bang action. The ending comes around too fast but you have to check it out for yourself. I suggest this film for a rainy Sunday afternoon if you are looking for a good action flick.


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