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Tank (1984)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zack
... LaDonna
... Billy
... Elliott
Sandy Ward ... General Hubik
... Sarah
... Deputy Euclid
... Sergeant Tippet
... Sheriff Buelton
... Mess Sergeant
... Sgt. Wimofsky
Dan Albright ... T.V. Reporter #1 (as Daniel Albright)
Gerald A. Atkins ... Food Server
Ron Baskin ... Deputy #1
Keith Jerome Brown ... Tank Motor Pool Man
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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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James Garner's at war -- and driving a Sherman Tank See more »

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Action | Drama | Comedy

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16 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,035,960, 18 March 1984

Gross USA:

$14,134,877
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First theatrical feature film of actress Jenilee Harrison. See more »

Goofs

When Zak drives the tank past Sarah's trailer, Sarah is wearing a T-shirt. She grabs a pair of shorts and begins to put them on. When she exits her trailer, she's still in the process of putting the shorts on, but now, she's wearing a tanktop she hadn't been wearing before. See more »

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William 'Billy' Carey: Forget this hide by day, move by night routine. We're going out on the main road, haul flat out. Let's see that cracker try and stop a tank!
[starts tank's engine]
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Referenced in Space Cowboys (2000) See more »

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SATURDAY GIRL
Lyrics by Donna Schifrin
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Gene Morford
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A fun Movie
27 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an old fashion good vs. evil movie that is fun. Movies don't always have to have some heavy deep plot. Sometimes it's great to watch a movie that is fun that you can cheer, and this is one of them. It's now over 20 years old, but it still holds up as a fun movies to watch and enjoy.

A big surprise will be to many is to see James Cormwell playing a simple deputy sheriff, and what Command Sergeant Major Carey does to him.

James Gardner, as always, carries the film very well. He is a very believable CSM, and Shirley Jones has a military wife down pat. A young C. Thomas Howell does a good job too as a military son. G.D. Spradlin plays the very mean Sheriff that is very easy to hate. And Jenilee Harrison did this movie at the same time she began a two year run on Dallas, and she looks great in this movie. The whole cast together works great for this movie, and it's great for the whole family.


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