Death Before Dishonor (1987) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and presence to avoid upsetting the host government. As a result, when terrorists attack the compound, they are able to kidnap hostages and escape with little opposition. Burns ignores the Ambassador's restrictions, and throws the rule books out the window, as he becomes a one man army in an attempt to rescue the hostages, and wipe out the terrorists.

  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jack Burns is chosen by his mentor a Colonel to be in charge of security at an Embassy in the Middle East where the residents hate the Americans. Burns was taking of the offloading of weapons the U.S. is giving the country when some men take them. Burns chases them, shooting at them but they get away. Later he meets with the Ambassador who is upset. The Ambassador tells him to watch it. Burns tries to find out who they are and runs into a photographer who might know who they are but chooses not to say anything. Later when the Colonel goes out, he is abducted along with his driver another marine. They torture them. They kill the marine and drop his body at the embassy. Burns sets out to get them no matter what.


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