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Off Limits (1988)

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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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 ...
Co-Pilot
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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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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1.85 : 1
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The sequence with Elgin Flowers in his bunker was shot in three different locations. See more »

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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

[repeated line]
Buck McGriff: Easy, babe!
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References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Written by Arthur Resnick and Joe Levine
Performed by Ohio Express (as The Ohio Express)
Courtesy of Buddah Records
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A quasi-cult film for me...
26 December 2005 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

Off limits became something of a quasi-cult film for me. I was in Vietnam with the Marines north and south of Danang in 1968 and once fantasized about hitching a ride down Highway 1 to see Saigon, no small feat as it is something like 580 road miles. But the highway was full of vehicles during the day and you could always catch a ride. I never did get Saigon during the war, but finally did with a group of war vets in 1994. One of my favorite quips in the movie is when Dafoe turns around and finds some South Viet QCs (MPs) coming toward him and says, "We've got mice." That's what we GIs called Viets wearing helmets with QC (Quan Canh) on them. I am now spending several months in Saigon on sort of a temporary assignment, i.e., staying with the in-laws of my Viet wife on a winter break. I would like to see Off Limits again just to critique the city backdrop it used and how realistic it was. I thought this movie could have become a TV mini series but realize it would have been more expensive than China Beach in coming up with SE Asian sets to shoot on. I give it a 7, perhaps too high of a rating, as it goes good on a rainy Saturday afternoon over drinks with friends, especially if they happen to be Vietnam vets.


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