History Film / Tank

25th Aug '17 9:13:16 AM cluosborne
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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up.
** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a ''very'' dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.

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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention and witnesses that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up.
up or avoid an investigation.
** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a ''very'' dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.extortion along with ordering a posse to fire on unarmed civilians outside his jurisdiction. The same would go for the Judge of that KangarooCourt.
22nd Aug '17 9:50:37 AM cluosborne
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** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a *very* dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.

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** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a *very* ''very'' dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.
22nd Aug '17 8:21:27 AM cluosborne
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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up. ** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a *very* dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.

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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up. up.
** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a *very* dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.
22nd Aug '17 8:20:41 AM cluosborne
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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up.

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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition were granted, by then there'd so much public attention that there would be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies to cover it up. ** Also, today, if a law enforcement official did those things, he'd find himself subject to an FBI Investigation for Civil Rights violations. Law Enforcement takes a *very* dim view of people abusing their authority to do things like sexual slavery and extortion.
22nd Aug '17 8:16:49 AM cluosborne
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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. In other words, hey'd be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition was granted, by then there'd be a lot of public attention that would put the Sheriff and his cronies under a microscope.

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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. In other words, hey'd They in turn would be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition was were granted, by then there'd be a lot of so much public attention that there would put be no way for the Sheriff and his cronies under a microscope.to cover it up.
22nd Aug '17 8:14:55 AM cluosborne
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** Although it should be pointed out that Zack wasn't fleeing with his son to Tennessee to avoid prosecution as he knew that there would be an extradition request. Which means there'd be a hearing, but not the KangarooCourt that his son was subjected to. In other words, hey'd be given a chance to explain their side of the story to a Judge, which would trigger an investigation on the CorruptHick Sheriff. In his words, they weren't running from the law, they were running toward it. Even if extradition was granted, by then there'd be a lot of public attention that would put the Sheriff and his cronies under a microscope.
3rd Aug '17 8:48:21 AM snichols1973
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* PrecisionFStrike: "Sergeant, that's the best fuckin' apple cobbler I ever tasted." And in a PG movie, too.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Sergeant, that's the best fuckin' apple cobbler I ever tasted." And in a PG movie, too. [[note]] Since the PG-13 rating designation had not yet been instituted, the movie was originally rated "R" by the MPAA, then later changed to a "PG" rating after a successful appeal.[[/note]]
3rd Aug '17 8:39:25 AM snichols1973
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* AFatherToHisMen: And to his kid, and to other people's kids.

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* AFatherToHisMen: And Sgt. Major Zack Carey to his kid, and to other people's kids.
2nd Jan '17 5:27:19 PM Dingbot
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The Kangaroo Court (see below) that Billy Carey gets. Even if somehow the rest of the state was corrupt enough to uphold such an absurd proceeding, Federal Courts would strike it down in a heartbeat, not the least of which would be not having the benefit of counsel after having his attorney imprisoned on sham grounds of "contempt of court" and then trying him without a defense attorney.



* SocietyMarchesOn: The plot of the film is based on the idea that if they can flee across the state line to Tennessee, they can be safely beyond prosecution. When the movie was made in 1984, that was the law in the United States, under the Supreme Court ruling Kentucky v. Dennison from 1861. However, 3 years after the film was made, that ruling was overturned in Puerto Rico v. Branstad which ruled that states cannot refuse extradition requests from other states. The plot of the film wouldn't have worked just 3 years later. Not to mention how the country would react in a post 9/11 environment to a vigilante with a vintage tank blasting his way across the southern US.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The plot of the film is based on the idea that if they can flee across the state line to Tennessee, they can be safely beyond prosecution. When the movie was made in 1984, that was the law in the United States, under the Supreme Court ruling Kentucky v. Dennison from 1861. However, 3 three years after the film was made, that ruling was overturned in Puerto Rico v. Branstad which ruled that states cannot refuse extradition requests from other states. The plot of the film wouldn't have worked just 3 three years later. Not to mention how the country would react in a post 9/11 environment to a vigilante with a vintage tank blasting his way across the southern US.



* WifeBasherBasher: Zack informs one of his subordinates in explicit terms that he can't beat up his wife, he needs to get counseling, and if he does it again, nothing, not the stockade or loss of his pension will stop him. "I will destroy you in place."

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* WifeBasherBasher: Zack informs one of his subordinates in explicit terms that he can't beat up his wife, he needs to get counseling, and if he does it again, nothing, not the stockade or loss of his pension pension, will stop him. "I will destroy you in place."
25th Jun '16 1:50:03 PM Mdumas43073
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'Tank'' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but also the antagonist of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'') and C. Thomas Howell (''Film/RedDawn1984''), and also James Cromwell (''Film/{{Babe}}'', ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', ''Film/SpaceCowboys'', ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', ''Film/IRobot'', ''Film/TheLongestYard'' and ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'') and G. D. Spradlin (''[[Film/TheGodfather The Godfather Part II]]'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow'') as TheDragon and the CorruptCop, respectively.

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'Tank'' ''Tank'' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but also the antagonist of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'') and C. Thomas Howell (''Film/RedDawn1984''), and also James Cromwell (''Film/{{Babe}}'', ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', ''Film/SpaceCowboys'', ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', ''Film/IRobot'', ''Film/TheLongestYard'' and ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'') and G. D. Spradlin (''[[Film/TheGodfather The Godfather Part II]]'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow'') as TheDragon and the CorruptCop, respectively.
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