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...
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A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.
Francis Ford Coppola
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »
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A play-based erotic anthology about Manhattan's vibrant, lusty and seedy nightlife and 9 sleazy trysts of the rich and the streetwise New Yorkers. Features Penthouse Pet Corinne Alphen and then unknown Willem Dafoe in a cameo.
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
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The burned out building was an existing practical location. See more »
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 »
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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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 »
William Dafoe and Gregory Hines are two jaded, plain-clothing army police officers whose beat happens to be Saigon. Where they find themselves up against the locals and their police force, but to make matters worse one of their very own top brass officers could be a suspect for the brutal deaths of some Vietnamese prostitutes. "Off Limits" aka "Saigon" is a pulpy, but excitingly sweaty and grippingly searing little thriller made the even more relentless by its choice of exotic setting. The essence of the period is captured (some great, fitting soundtrack choices), everything moves at a cracking pace and danger seems to lurk around every corner. Dafoe and Hines perfectly pitch out their broodingly tough persons, spitting out lean, mean and raw dialogues (sometimes darkly humorous) and encountering many heated exchanges. Director Christopher Crowe paints a hard-bitten environment, consisting of live-wire chase scenes, aggressive violence and a paranoid air. The plot moodily unfolds, as it's not much of a mystery but the simple investigation of trying to put the pieces together from scratch, while dealing with constant barriers and cover-ups stopping that from happening. However it does have some unbalanced moments of pure insanity mainly when Glenn's character enters the frame. The revelation to who's behind the murders doesn't come as a surprise due to one sequence midway through that's a bit too convenient in the scheme of things not to be overly suspicious. Still it's one hell of a ride. Along for it also is potent performances by Fred Ward, Amanda Pays, David Alan Grier, Keith David, Raymond O'Connor and an excellently edgy Scott Glenn ("I walk it, like I talk it").
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