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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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Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia
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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,242,035
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The burned out building was an existing practical location. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene McGriff and Perkins are driving through what is supposed to be the bar district in Saigon, but the names of two famous bars from Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand are clearly visible, "Pussy Galore" and "King's Castle". See more »

Quotes

Colonel Sparks: If I am killing Vietnamese prostitutes, I will stay in the aircraft. If I am not killing Vietnamese prostitutes, I will exit the aircraft.
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the UK video was cut by 22 secs to edit shots of a man caressing a woman's breasts with a riding crop as she is tied to a bed. The cuts were waived for the 2007 DVD. See more »

Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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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Trying to keep the peace in hell ................
6 June 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines play C.I.D. police (Criminal Investigation Detachment) of the U.S. Army. The scene is Saigon, 1968. They are investigating the murders of Vietnamese prostitutes, and the trail leads to several American Officers as suspects. "Off Limits" is surprisingly good, and works on different levels. The acting is very believable, aided by a fine supporting cast which includes, Fred Ward and Scott Glenn. There is a consistently lively soundtrack, and some welcome humor. What you get is a serial killer drama and a buddy cop movie, filmed in a very exotic location. If you are a Willem Dafoe fan, this is a must see. - MERK


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