'''''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'' has examples of:

* AFatherToHisMen: And to his kid, and to other people's kids.
* CorruptCop: Sheriff Cyrus Buelton. And everyone else.
* 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.
* DirtForcefield: Works on Bill's skin, but not his clothing.
* {{Dramedy}}
* GoodOlBoy: Cyrus. The trope is even referenced by name.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Sarah.
* HumiliationConga: The second half of the film pretty much amounts to this for Sheriff Buelton, starting with his office being flattened and ending with him landing face-down in the mud.
* LockAndLoadMontage: [[spoiler:More like a Start Up The Tank Montage, but it still counts.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Bill and (the dead) John.
* MilitaryMaverick: Subverted; Zack is all for keeping the peace in the armed forces. [[spoiler:Before he goes on his road trip, he resigns from the army, meaning it's now a strictly civilian matter. The army can't get involved.]]
* MortonsFork: The governor of Tennessee (the state to which Sergeant-Major Carey and his tank are trying to escape) faces one when confronted with the question of whether he'll fight Carey's extradition.
-->'''Governor:''' If I say "yes", I'm harboring a fugitive. If I say "no", I've just shot Jesse James.
* OneManArmy
* PapaWolf: Shown zealously earlier on[[spoiler:, then taken UpToEleven later]].
* PrecisionFStrike: "Sergeant, that's the best fuckin' apple cobbler I ever tasted." And in a PG movie, too.
* PrisonRape: [[spoiler:Implied that this will happen to Bill full stop.]]
* TankGoodness: It's in the ''name''.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer basically tells the whole story.
* VanillaEdition: Loading this DVD into your player's tray is like inserting a VHS tape into your VCR. There isn't even a menu. It just starts playing the movie.
* WasItReallyWorthIt
* 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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