Sergeant Major Zak Carey is serving what is his final tour of duty at an Army base in Clemens, Georgia. Zak doesn't like the way the Army keeps the base and the bar is not what he's ...
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A neglected 12-year-old boy finds a Second World War tank in a dried swamp in a forest. This finding can yield him as much as one million dollars, so it's a winning lottery ticket for any ... See full summary »
Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »
Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
Sergeant Major Zak Carey is serving what is his final tour of duty at an Army base in Clemens, Georgia. Zak doesn't like the way the Army keeps the base and the bar is not what he's accustomed to. So he goes off base to get a beer. When he goes to the bar one of the local prostitutes tries to come on to Zak but Zak turns her down. That's when the deputy who appears to be her pimp beating her up. That's when Zak strikes him. Later he learns that the Sheriff is corrupt and takes what happened to the Deputy as an attack on him and tries to get Zak but the Army backs him and Zak is not intimidated. That's when they arrest his son on trumped up drug charges. Before Zak can fix it, his wife tries to get a lawyer for their son but this only pushes the Sheriff to send their son to a prison farm. With no other recourse Zak gets into his own vintage Sherman Tank and busts his son out and they try to make it to the state line so that they can expose the Sheriff.Written by
Sergeant major Zack Carey believed in Truth, Justice and America. Until the sheriff of a little town put his only son into jail of a crime he hadn't done. And now sergeant major Zack Carey has changed his mind. (original Finnish poster tagline) See more »
The favorite catchphrase of corrupt sheriff Cyrus Buelton (G.D. Spradlin) was "Pussy Communist". The joke phrase was derived from The Posse Comitatus Act which is a story element in the movie. See more »
After Zach enters the Outpost Cafe and takes a seat at the bar, the bartender removes the empty bottle and beer glass twice. See more »
Gov. Harold R. Sims, Tennessee:
In all candor, Mrs. Carey, I would find it very difficult to put the full prestige and honor of the governorship behind a crusade led by two men in a tank with a 20-year-old prostitute.
Governor, that's my husband and my son in that tank with that 20-year-old prostitute. If I don't have a problem with that, I fail to see why you should.
Gov. Harold R. Sims, Tennessee:
Prehaps we look at it from different perspectives.
Well, my perspective has about a dozen reporters from every TV and radio station, and newspaper you can think...
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Tank has been an inspiration in my life. Its rich plot is rife with moral dilemmas, all of which end in ethical resolutions. Zack (James Garner) is the epitome of all that is good and right in the universe, and he wins in the end like good should. While I usually watch the film for its moral content, sometimes I find myself fast- forwarding to scene eleven, which features james cromwell naked, chained to a phone pole.
Ten stars. This film has changed my life.
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