Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.



  • Chuck Norris in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
  • Chuck Norris and Lloyd Haynes in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
  • Chuck Norris in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
  • Anne Archer in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
  • James Franciscus in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
  • Anne Archer and Chuck Norris in Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

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Bruce Cohn (screenplay), Mark Medoff (screenplay), Joseph Fraley (story)

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20 April 2015 | BA_Harrison
| Stuntmen Wear Blonde Wigs.
Six years before his successful mission to free POWs in Rambo rip-off Missing In Action (1984), Chuck Norris starred in Good Guys Wear Black as John T. Booker, leader of a special commando unit known as The Black Tigers, who are also tasked with rescuing POWs from Vietnam. Booker, however, isn't victorious this time: dropped into enemy territory, he and his men are unable to locate any POWs, but do find themselves under heavy fire from the VC with no chopper to fly them out. It would appear that they have been set up.

Five years later, and Booker, having escaped from Vietnam with just five of his men, is now a professor teaching political history who also test dives Porsches in his spare time. When sexy reporter Margaret (Anne Archer) begins to question his involvement in the top secret Black Tigers mission that went so wrong, and the other surviving Black Tigers start to be assassinated, Booker decides to investigate.

Twenty five percent action, seventy five percent political intrigue, this early Norris vehicle is bound to disappoint those looking to see the star kicking major ass. After the explosive opening mission, things really slow down as Booker uncovers a dismal plot involving devious secretary of state Conrad Morgan (James Franciscus), who has labelled the The Black Tigers as double agents marked for death in order to fulfil a deal he made with the North Vietnamese at the end of the war.

Mostly talk, with sporadic bursts of mediocre action, Good Guys Wear Black is a largely forgettable movie, with the exception of Archer, who looks absolutely smokin', and a cool stunt involving a flying kick through the windscreen of a car (although it is clearly not performed by the star, but rather a stuntman wearing a bad Chuck Norris wig and 'tache disguise).

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