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Off Limits (1988)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Albaby Perkins
Kay Tong Lim ...
Lime Green
Elgin Flowers
Thuy An Luu ...
Lanh (as Thuy Ann Luu)
Richard Lee Reed ...
Colonel Sparks
Woody Brown ...
Ken Siu ...
Viladda Vanadurongwan ...
Sister Agnes


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saigon  »

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$7,242,035 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Willem Dafoe was the first person cast. See more »


In one scene where a prostitute is being interviewed Rogers, David Alan Grier translates the question from English into Vietnamese, but she replies in Thai. See more »


Dix: [confessing his crimes in third person] Dix had lead several succsessful missons and his general was ready to reward him... until he saw his tattoo... very working class... the general was so disgusted that he ensured Dix would never get his comisson. Of course he was married
Dix: ... whore... but he did love her... yes siree... killing her was the only way Dix could make the general feel like he did... for being cheated out of his comission. Their were others after her
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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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