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Off Limits (1988)

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

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Christopher Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Buck McGriff
Gregory Hines ... Albaby Perkins
Fred Ward ... Dix
Amanda Pays ... Nicole
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Lime Green
Scott Glenn ... Colonel Dexter Armstrong
David Alan Grier ... Rogers
Keith David ... Maurice
Raymond O'Connor ... Elgin Flowers
Richard Brooks ... Preacher
Thuy An Luu ... Lanh (as Thuy Ann Luu)
Richard Lee Reed Richard Lee Reed ... Colonel Sparks
Woody Brown Woody Brown ... Co-Pilot
Ken Siu Ken Siu ... Plowboy
Viladda Vanadurongwan Viladda Vanadurongwan ... Sister Agnes
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McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of local prostitutes. Their prime suspect is high ranking U.S. Army officer which brings their lives in danger. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Being a cop is tough. But in Saigon, 1968, being a cop is crazy.

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Action | Thriller | War | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saigon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,242,035
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Glenn and Fred Ward appeared in The Right Stuff (1983). See more »

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Just before Gregory Hines takes a hold of the crying baby, a glimpse shot of its face is seen and the child is clearly not upset. See more »

Quotes

Dix: [confessing his crimes in third person] Dix had lead several succsessful missons and his general was ready to reward him... until he saw his tattoo... very working class... the general was so disgusted that he ensured Dix would never get his comisson. Of course he was married
[grunts]
Dix: ... whore... but he did love her... yes siree... killing her was the only way Dix could make the general feel like he did... for being cheated out of his comission. Their were others after her
[...]
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Soundtracks

Pretty Ballerina
Written by Michael Brown
Performed by The Left Banke
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects
A division of PolyGram Records Inc.
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The night of the generals in Saigon
29 May 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

During the sixties,Anataole Litvak made "the night of the generals".A nazi officer was on a prostitutes murder's trail in Varsaw,Poland:and it seemed that the culprit was a general (check the title).That script was absurd -in Varsaw,during WW2,there was worse,to say the least!-and dubious taste.

So back in Saigon,during the Vietnam war.Two cops are on a prostitutes ' murder's trail...and it seems that this killer is a general....Well you get the picture.

Well,it's not that bad.It's rather entertaining,thanks to Dafoe's good performance.A lot of things do not rise above routine:the two cops who ,of course, are very different,the de rigueur swearwords ,and strip tease galore.What's more interesting is the conflict between the American cops and their local colleagues ,although it's much too superficial,as the Dafoe/nun 's relationship is.Unlike Litvak's Polish extravaganza in which we soon know the murderer's name,"off limits' is a whodunit,saving his identity for the last minutes.

Best moment:although over the top,the scene on the plane where two simultaneous questionings take place gives goosepimples.


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