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Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | | Action | June 1978 (USA)
An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

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Ted Post

Writers:

Bruce Cohn (screenplay), Mark Medoff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... John T. Booker
Anne Archer ... Margaret
James Franciscus ... Conrad Morgan
Lloyd Haynes ... Murray Saunders
Dana Andrews ... Edgar Harolds
Jim Backus ... Doorman
Lawrence P. Casey ... Mike Potter - The Black Tigers (as Larry Casey)
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... Gordie Jones - The Black Tigers (as Tony Mannino)
Soon-Tek Oh ... Mjr. Mhin Van Thieu - The Black Tigers (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Joe Bennett Joe Bennett ... Lou Goldberg - The Black Tigers
Jerry Douglas ... Joe Walker - The Black Tigers
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Holly Washington - The Black Tigers
Michael Payne Michael Payne ... Mitch - The Black Tigers
David Starwalt ... Steagle - The Black Tigers
Aaron Norris ... Al - The Black Tigers
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Storyline

The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Chuck Norris is John T. Booker and Booker is fighting back. See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Guys Wear Black See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Chuck Norris was offered the lead role of the film, he was in the process of establishing a new kick-boxing league in Los Angeles with Benny Urquidez. Norris cites his decision to pursue the movie over the league as a defining point in his transition from martial arts competition to acting. See more »

Goofs

When the limo comes veering around the corner and swings back into the curb, the driver's side front wheel gets torn off. In the next scene, with the limo launching into the bay, the wheel appears intact with the car. See more »

Quotes

Gordie Jones - The Black Tigers: I like choppers, they're like birds.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 7 secs by the BBFC to remove an ear clap and a shot of a guard being killed with a throwing star. See more »

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Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) See more »

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Great, If you love Chuck Norris...and you known you do!

Chuck Norris attempts to make himself a leading man in this movie, to show depth that he does not have. Luckily, Norris is such a force of nature that he does not need acting chops.

A complex story about a group of Vietnam vets who are set up on a bad mission gone wrong and years later, whoever sent them is trying to clear up loose ends by killing the rest of the team who survived.

Chuck attempts to put his blonde pornstache to good use as a sexy leading man who develops a relationship with a reporter who wants info on the mission. Chuck gives us a little on screen action with a very simple love making scene. It was short and sweet which is much more than we need form Chuck in this department.

Now that's get to the action we came to see. Chuck puts his karate skills to good use, and makes it all look good on camera with his quick kicks as he's chopping up the bad guys. The fights scenes are short, impressive and satisfying. Plus he does his signature jump kick into the front glass window of a moving car move he's done a few times on Walker Texas Ranger.

It's a good Chuck Norris movie to watch, but not his best.


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