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Albaby Perkins
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Dix
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Nicole
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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 ...
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Ken Siu ...
Plowboy
Viladda Vanadurongwan ...
Sister Agnes
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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 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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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$7,242,035 (USA)
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Trivia

The burned out building was an existing practical location. See more »

Goofs

Just before Gregory Hines takes a hold of the crying baby, a glimpse shot of its face is seen and the child is clearly not upset. See more »

Quotes

Dix: Goddamn fireworks.
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Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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Tighten Up
Written by Archie Bell and Billy H. Buttier
Performed by Archie Bell & The Drells (as Archie Bell and The Drells)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Trying to keep the peace in hell ................
6 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines play C.I.D. police (Criminal Investigation Detachment) of the U.S. Army. The scene is Saigon, 1968. They are investigating the murders of Vietnamese prostitutes, and the trail leads to several American Officers as suspects. "Off Limits" is surprisingly good, and works on different levels. The acting is very believable, aided by a fine supporting cast which includes, Fred Ward and Scott Glenn. There is a consistently lively soundtrack, and some welcome humor. What you get is a serial killer drama and a buddy cop movie, filmed in a very exotic location. If you are a Willem Dafoe fan, this is a must see. - MERK


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