History Film / Tank

23rd May '16 4:44:56 PM Silverstaff
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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.


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* KangarooCourt: The "trial" that Carey's son gets: In only a few hours the defense attorney is found in contempt of court and jailed, Carey's son is arraigned, tried, and sentenced to years of prison on felony drug charges, and immediately shipped off to prison later the same day.
23rd May '16 4:22:56 PM Silverstaff
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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 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.
14th Apr '16 9:30:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Tank''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice 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''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice also the antagonist of]] 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.
14th Nov '15 5:52:31 PM nombretomado
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'''''Tank''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice 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''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice 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.
25th Sep '15 10:56:07 PM nombretomado
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'''''Tank''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice also the antagonist of]] ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''{{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''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice also the antagonist of]] ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''{{Oklahoma}}'') ''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.
27th May '15 10:14:29 PM Kooshmeister
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* CorruptHick: Sergeant-Major Zack Carey [[note]]Played by James Garner[[/note]] gets on the bad side of one of these, who ends up framing his son for drug possession and cheating him out of his retirement money ''and'' forcing him to sell his recently-purchased boat. Garner's character, however, is a Sergeant-Major in the Army -- literally almost a RetiredBadass- - and owns a fully restored, fully ''armed'' WWII Sherman tank. HilarityEnsues.

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* CorruptHick: Sergeant-Major Zack Carey [[note]]Played by James Garner[[/note]] gets on the bad side of one of these, who ends up framing his Sheriff Buelton. He frames Carey's son for drug possession and cheating him out of his retirement money ''and'' forcing him to sell his recently-purchased boat. Garner's character, however, is a Sergeant-Major in the Army -- literally almost a RetiredBadass- - and owns a fully restored, fully ''armed'' WWII Sherman tank. HilarityEnsues.boat.
30th Mar '15 6:00:00 PM Dingbot
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* PrisonRape: [[spoiler:Implied that this will happen to Bill full stop.]]

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* PrisonRape: [[spoiler:Implied that this will happen to Bill full stop.Bill.]]
22nd Sep '14 8:37:53 PM Kooshmeister
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* OhCrap: When Euclid emerges from inside the sheriff's station to find himself staring down the Sherman's barrel.
-->'''Carey:''' I do believe I gotcha covered.
22nd Sep '14 8:36:35 PM Kooshmeister
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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Carey forces Euclid, Buelton's cretinous deputy, to strip naked in public after he destroys the sheriff's station. The townsfolk find it hilarious.
31st Aug '14 12:07:40 AM erforce
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'''''Tank''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice also the antagonist of]] ''AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''{{Oklahoma}}'') and C. Thomas Howell (''Film/RedDawn1984''), and also James Cromwell (''{{Babe}}'', ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', ''TheGreenMile'', ''SpaceCowboys'', ''TheSumOfAllFears'', ''Film/IRobot'', ''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''''' is a 1984 action-{{dramedy}} film starring James Garner (from ''TheGreatEscape'' ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''TheRockfordFiles'' primarily, but [[HeyItsThatVoice also the antagonist of]] ''AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''), Shirley Jones (''ThePartridgeFamily''; ''{{Oklahoma}}'') and C. Thomas Howell (''Film/RedDawn1984''), and also James Cromwell (''{{Babe}}'', (''Film/{{Babe}}'', ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', ''TheGreenMile'', ''SpaceCowboys'', ''TheSumOfAllFears'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', ''Film/SpaceCowboys'', ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', ''Film/IRobot'', ''TheLongestYard'' ''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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