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Bulletproof (1987)

R | | Action | 28 August 1987 (UK)
A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

T.L. Lankford (story), Fred Olen Ray (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Frank McBain
Darlanne Fluegel ... Capt. Devon Shepard
Henry Silva ... Col. Kartiff
Thalmus Rasulala ... Billy Dunbar
L.Q. Jones ... Sgt. O'Rourke
René Enríquez ... Gen. Maximiliano Brogado (as Rene Enriquez)
Mills Watson ... Colby
James Andronica James Andronica ... Agent Tarpley
R.G. Armstrong ... Miles Blackburn
William Smith ... Russian Major (as Bill Smith)
Luke Askew ... Gen. Gallo
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Capt. Briggs
Lydie Denier ... Tracy
Ramón Franco ... Camilo (as Ramon Franco)
Juan Fernández ... Pantaro (as Juan Fernandez)
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A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It's time to send in Frank "Bulletproof" McBain See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A prueba de balas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$421,302, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

$807,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$807,947
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The same T-72 tank and ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft gun used by the terrorists were also featured in Red Dawn (1984) and Rambo III (1988). See more »

Goofs

When the Thunderblast tank rotates its turret, the columns holding up its barrel suddenly disappear. See more »

Quotes

Border Guard: [three men are shooting at birds with a machine gun, speaking Spanish, one of them sees McBain approach] Who are you?
Frank McBain: I'm the game warden.
Border Guard: What?
Frank McBain: Bird season's over, butthorn.
[kills the three men with a concealed uzi]
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plotholes in the plotholes
18 June 2003 | by westpacSee all my reviews

What an incomprehensible mess of a movie. Something about a cop who extracts bullets from himself after he gets shot and keeps them in a glass jar in his bathroom (and from the size of the jar he's been shot about fifty times by now) and a top secret tank guarded by five or six incompetent soldiers who for some reason drive it into Mexico. Whether they were sent there intentionally or just got really really lost is never made clear. And you'll never hear another screenplay feature the word "butthorn" either. Gary Busey tries out the Mel Gibson role from "Lethal Weapon" and while Busey is a serviceable actor the screenplay damns the whole movie to mediocrity. William Smith does another turn as a Russian soldier, the same character he played in "Red Dawn" a few years earlier. After playing biker heavies for most of the 70s it was sort of nice to see him expand his range playing Communist heavies. Sadly he'll probably always be remembered best as the guy who Clint Eastwood whupped in "Every Which Way You Can."


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