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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... 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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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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Taglines:

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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Box Office

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The sequence with Elgin Flowers in his bunker was shot in three different locations. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where a prostitute is being interviewed Rogers, David Alan Grier translates the question from English into Vietnamese, but she replies in Thai. See more »

Quotes

Buck McGriff: [asking informations with the town's people] Do you know this girl? Do you know this girl? Have you seen this girl? Do you know this... fuck it!
Albaby Perkins: Right. Nobody knows a thing. Someone's got an American script on their pockets. I'll tell you something, man: bullshit and science rule the world.
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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

Referenced in Cop Game (1988) 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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This turd, well THIS turd pisses me off. I'm gonna do somethin' about THIS turd!
6 March 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

If you like mindless violence, then this is your movie.

Think Jack the Ripper in Saigon. Murders of prostitutes and the trail leads to a higher up.

Gregory Hines and Willem Dafoe are plainclothes MPs trying to solve one murder when they find more. They end up working with a nun (Amanda Pays)who knows the dead girls who have been murdered over the past year. There is even a nunsploitation angle as the sexual tension between Dafoe and Pays is always present.

Their efforts are complicated by the fact that the local Vietnamese cop (Kay Tong Lim) doesn't like them.

There are some good supporting players like Fred Ward, David Alan Grier, and Scott Glenn.

The killer is not reveled until the end, but I bet you guessed who it was.


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