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Bulletproof (1988)

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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He's Americas most powerful weapon See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A prueba de balas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$807,947
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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 »

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At the end of the credits, it says "A CineTelFilms Realease", misspelling the word 'release'. 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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Great hokey fun
13 August 1999 | by crewcut6See all my reviews

Move over, Rambo, there's a new one-man-army in town... and he knows how to play the sax. That makes him a real deadly enemy!

Gary Busey, one of my favorite B-squad actors, is Frank "Bulletproof" McBain, an ex-CIA agent who can't be harmed by bullets and likes to give his foes weird names like "Butthorn" (I guess that's a softer version of the word a##-hole!). He uses big guns, plays the saxaphone, and really whups the crap out of his enemies. Oh, and he gets the chicks, too. I know, this film sounds really derivative and ridiculous at first, but if you have the right patience, you could wind up enjoying this film. Busey is a great actor because he's the kind that can portray any character. For example, in "Lethal Weapon", he's a sleazy villain, and in "Bulletproof", he's an all-out, gung ho hero. His ability to play any man is what really impresses me the most. If you want to see Busey as a dirtbag or a psycho, watch "Lethal Weapon" or "Under Siege", or if you like to see him as a womanizing or wisecracking good guy, either "Bulletproof", or "Point Break" are your choices.


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