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No Man's Land (1987)

A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writer:

Dick Wolf

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Ted Varrick
D.B. Sweeney ... Benjy Taylor
Lara Harris ... Ann Varrick
Randy Quaid ... Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
Bill Duke ... Malcolm
R.D. Call R.D. Call ... Frank Martin
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Lieutenant Curtis Loos
M. Emmet Walsh ... Captain Haun
Al Shannon ... Danny
Bernie Pock Bernie Pock ... Ridley
Kenny Endoso Kenny Endoso ... Leon
James F. Kelly James F. Kelly ... Brandon
Lori Butler ... Suzanne
Clare Wren ... Deborah
Philip Benichou Philip Benichou ... Michel
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Storyline

Benjy Taylor is a rookie cop who goes undercover to nab a gang of car thieves led by Ted Varrick. Taylor becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the car thieves, and falls in love with Varrick's sister Ann. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fast, furious...and deadly. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Charlie Sheen was injured when a squib hardened overnight and was detonated at the wrong time. He received lacerations to his face and was knocked unconscious. He received nine stitches, and was deaf in one ear for four weeks. See more »

Goofs

The car chase scene between the silver Porsche and the blue Camaro contains many inconsistencies. The Porsche's left rear passenger window disappears and reappears between shots before the scene where the Camaro passenger destroys it with a shotgun. Before the climax of the chase, the Camaro's front end is damaged, but there are no scenes showing how it got damaged during the scene. See more »

Quotes

[the car phone in the Porsche rings]
Benjy Taylor: Hello? No, Rick is not here. Who am I? The guy stealing Rick's car...
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1m 5 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of a car being broken into and hot-wired. The cuts were waived in the 2005 MGM DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I'M WALKING
Written by David Bartholomew (as D. Bartholomew) and Fats Domino (as A. Domino)
Published by SBK Unart Catalog Inc.
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One of the great unknown gems of the 80's
28 April 2011 | by tpaladinoSee all my reviews

Once again I've got to say thank you to my Netflix 'recommended' queue, because thus far it's let me to several great movies that I never knew existed, including this one.

This was a truly good movie, with a fantastic storyline, great acting and a lot of style. Charlie Sheen turns in a terrific, understated performance, which makes you sadly recall that at one time he was a gifted young actor with a promising future ahead of him, and not an out of control bipolar freak of nature. This movie actually fell right in the middle of his golden period; shortly after 'Platoon' and just before 'Wall Street' and 'Young Guns'. He was pretty clearly at the top of his game.

The rest of the cast did wonderfully as well, especially D.B. Sweeney who handled the lead role admirably, and the incredibly beautiful and talented Lara Harris, who deserves far more work in Hollywood than she's gotten. The only character who seemed out of place was Randy Quaid as the no-nonsense lieutenant, but that's only because I've become so used to seeing him in goofball roles that it's now a bit jarring when he's serious.

I definitely enjoyed this film, and any fan of the police/thriller genre will surely enjoy it as well, as will fans of the time period in general. I'm glad I didn't pass this one over.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Man's Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,088,273, 25 October 1987

Gross USA:

$2,877,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,877,571
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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