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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.

Director:

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 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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The C.I.A. can't afford John T. Booker... alive. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,328,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

On two separate occasions Major Booker (Chuck Norris) is standing in very close proximity when his team members are assassinated by Mrs. Mihn (Virginia Wing). Both times Mrs. Mihn, supposedly an expert shot since at least one execution is done while the target is moving, allows Major Booker to escape without attempting a second shot. See more »

Quotes

Booker: Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning.
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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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Spoofed in Collision Course (1989) See more »

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The Golden Days of Chuck Norris
4 January 2001 | by eibon09See all my reviews

The story of Good Guys Wear Black(1979) interestingly enough resembles the plot lines of Steven Seagal's early films of Above the Law(1988), Hard to Kill(1990), and Marked for Death(1991). The direction by Ted Post is very good. Good Guys Wear Black(1979) and the Dirty Harry picture, Magnum Force(1973) are the two best films for this average director. Chuck Norris stars in what is one of his better films before he would give up the cinema for television. Anne Archer is good in an early film role before she was a respectable actress. James Franciscus is terrific as the cold blooded and ruthless Politican Conrad Morgan. Has what is probably the best stunt of Chuck Norris's career with the scene where he leaps through the front window of a car and into an assassin for a martial arts kick.


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