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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

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

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,328,000
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The film was part of a cycle of 1970s conspiracy movies. These included: Executive Action (1973), Klute (1971), Chinatown (1974), Cutter's Way (1981), Telefon (1977), Winter Kills (1979), The Conversation (1974), The Parallax View (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Domino Principle (1977), Good Guys Wear Black (1978), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Hangar 18 (1980), Capricorn One (1977), and All the President's Men (1976). Blow Out (1981) would follow in the early 1980s. See more »

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The scene where Norris and love interest lady are arriving at the top of the ski hill, a man can be seen wearing a Hawaiian t-shirt. See more »

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Booker: Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning.
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Chuck Norris is John T. Booker and Booker is fighting back.
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure when I first watched this one, but it must have been sometime in the mid 80's or so.Back then anything starring Mr. Norris was a sure thing in my book, I don't think that i was ever disappointed with any of his movies.I mean, how could you be? It is Chuck Norris!

Good Guys Wear Black opens in Paris, France in 1973 where U.S. Senator Conrad Morgan is negotiating terms on a deal with a delegate from North Vietnam, to release American P.O.W.'s, still imprisoned in Vietnam. Major John T. Booker and his elite army unit, the Black Tigers, are chosen to be the sacrificial lambs, so to speak. The 12 men are sent into the jungle under orders that they are to free American prisoners held in a camp, but when things go horribly wrong, Booker starts to suspect that they have been set up.

The plot in Good Guys Wear Black is quite good and I won't go further into it here. You'll have to watch the movie to find out more! It's a well- written one, directed by Ted Post, who's also done Hang 'Em High and Magnum Force. The cast is actually not that bad. Anne Archer, James Franciscus are all good actors and Chuck Norris is Chuck Norris, so it all evens out in the end. No, all kidding aside, even Mr Norris is good here..

If there's one gripe I have with this movie, it's the fact that as far as it being an action flick… it's a bit "talky", you know? I would have liked a little more action…I really wanted to like the movie more, and all it had to do was have Chuck fight more people, and have more scenes like the action set piece in the middle. That's ALL it had to do to win us over, but it's just a little too much talking…

So if you have the patience and you like 70's type action movies then you should like this.

Overall worth watching.. 7 out of 10


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