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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John T. Booker
... Margaret
... Conrad Morgan
... Murray Saunders
... Edgar Harolds
... Doorman
... Mike Potter - The Black Tigers (as Larry Casey)
Anthony Mannino ... Gordie Jones - The Black Tigers (as Tony Mannino)
... Mjr. Mhin Van Thieu - The Black Tigers (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Joe Bennett ... Lou Goldberg - The Black Tigers
... Joe Walker - The Black Tigers
Stack Pierce ... Holly Washington - The Black Tigers
Michael Payne ... Mitch - The Black Tigers
David Starwalt ... Steagle - The Black Tigers
... Al - The Black Tigers
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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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The C.I.A. can't afford John T. Booker... alive. See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,328,000
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Norris plays a character named Booker in this movie. Many years later, Norris starred in "The Expendables Part 2" (2012) playing another character named Booker. See more »

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In the newspapers that Saunders scans through, the articles below the shocking headlines is repeating text. See more »

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Booker: And so as history slowly places it into some kind of perspective, a few things about the Vietnam War have become clear. It was a war that never should have begun, and a country we never should have entered. And as thousands of victims died without really understanding why. Mainly because the reasons for the war were beyond any rules of logic. On Wednesday we'll sing patriotic songs and pretend I said none of the above.
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A fine movie for Norris

This movie is one of my first favorites. Here you have Chuck Norris, a real karate champion, plays John Booker, a war vet who is trying to find out why his comrades are being bumped off. Whoever's doing it is in big trouble. You don't mess with BOOKER! NO NOT EVER!! Many made a big mistake and it cost their own lives in the process. First, one person gets shot during skiing and Booker did the flying side kick to the Booker's assailant's wife. The major assailant put a bomb on the plane that killed his girlfriend after takeoff. And he used that ski pole to attack Booker which was no use to stop him. Then my favorite scene of all is where the same guy whose wife was taken out, gets into the Toyota Celica, and tried to run over Booker. In which he returns delivers the awesome flying dropkick to the windshield killing him. I later found out that the stunt was done by his brother Aaron. Doesn't really matter I enjoyed it all the away. Chuck Norris is the reason I got into the martial arts, and I would like to thank him all the way. He is my idol! 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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