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Death Before Dishonor (1987)

Fred Dryer , Brian Keith , Terry Leonard  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Fred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joseph Gian, Sasha Mitchell, Peter Parros
  • Directors: Terry Leonard
  • Writers: John Gatliff
  • Producers: Arthur H. Maslansky, Frank Capra Jr., Lawrence Kubik, Nava Levin, William Braunstein
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2001
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059PPH
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,163 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Death Before Dishonor" on IMDb

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent action movie. October 10, 2001
Terrorists kidnapped his boss so it is up to Fred Dryer to rescue him. Excellent action sequences as this one is directed by Terry Leonard (stunt co-ordinator in many action movies). The lovely Joanna Pacula co-star as a journalist. After the Sep 11 event, watching movie about heroes kicking terrorists is a nice relief. It is great to see this B title appear on DVD. The picture and sound is quite nice. Worth getting it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie November 24, 2001
I enjoyed this movie very much. the acting was strong and to the point at all times. The scene where SGT Ramirez is tortured and killed looks so damn real, i mean the make-up job is fantastic. This is really a great movie and i recommend it to anybody who likes a good action flick. Also a great score aswell
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good February 14, 2009
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Never expected to see Fred Dryer as an action star, but he fits into the role quite well.... it's a pity that this film didn't do well enough upon release to convince him to stick with it. I think he'd have done quite well at it. The movie is kinda predictable, but most of the performances aren't bad. I've been watching the local pawnshops for a copy for several years now, just glad I could finally get it here.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR(1987) Directed by Terry Leonard.

Starring Fred Dryer, Joanna Pacula, Paul Winfield and Brian Keith.

A group of Marines- a Colonel, his Sergent and several new recruits-- are assigned to a US Embassy in the Middle Eastern country of "Jamal" to provide security and act as advisors to our Ally. However a group of Muslim Terrorists have targeted the Embassy with the intent of driving the US out of the country. The Muslim Barbarians have "advisors" of their own...a pair of European "leftists" aka communist agents of the Soviet Union and a news photographer more than eager to act as the propaganda arm of the group.

After a nasty skirmish between the group and Marine Sergent Burns during a theft of American Weapons intended for our ally, the terrorists retaliate with a sustained campaign of kidnapping, murder and brutal torture culminating in a suicide attack. The ambassador decides that, in the face of such barbarism, the United States can do little but evacuate the country abandoning our allies and our men still held captive.

Unfortunately Sergent Burns misses the plane and with nothing better to do while waiting for the next flight, decides he might as well go shoot a couple or forty Muslim Barbarians.

From the halls of Montezuma Baby!!!!!

This film, in the immediate aftermath of Sept 11, 2001, was used as Exhibit A by the Muslim Barbarians and their Allies in Hollywood in the book and documentary REEL BAD ARABS as proof that Hollywood is racist against Arabs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Artistic Foretelling Of Things To Come May 20, 2008
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I gave this movie 5 stars because of its natural depiction of real events. This movie uses license to some degree but considering the nature of this topic and the sensitivity of its content it's as relevant today as it was in 1987. Based on real events as they happened similar to Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood and Delta Force with Chuck Norris it foretells future events before they happened. That's the serious side. However, if your looking for an entertaining movie to watch Fred Dryer delivers. Where this film might ebb in parts it corrects itself by its depiction of real and topical situations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Oscar Worthy, But Classic Dryer June 19, 2014
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Fred Dryer lives up to his typical demeanor in this film. Predictable, but a good story with lots of action. One of Brian Keith's final roles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Action Movie! April 19, 2014
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One of Fred Dyer's Best! I loved every minute of it. I love war movies. I'm glad that I saw this movie since I never heard of it when I was younger.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hunter's Fred Dryer goes Marine February 5, 2014
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When a high-ranking Israeli diplomat and his family are brutally murdered by terrorists, US Marine Sgt. Jack Burns (Fred Dryer) defies his commander's orders and launches his own bloody war of revenge against the world's deadliest assassins.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by PITTMAN LEARY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I always like Fred and Brian, great movie
Published 2 months ago by craig fashner
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good.
Enjoyed the movie but I did not receive the package. I had to reorder it. It was a good movie even though some Arabic or Muslim people might find this movie controversial, I got... Read more
Published 11 months ago by T. Regina Sterling
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cost of Freedom
I have always looked up to the Marine Corp. The Marines are our first line of Defense. This movie showed the wars fought everywhere
It also showed that many people in this... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Leo Younglowe
4.0 out of 5 stars Still timely and very good action flick
I am surprised I had never heard of this movie. It is a good action flick even 26 years later. Benghazi showed that this movie is still very timely.
Published 13 months ago by Steve Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars must see
you have to see this one its a good movie let your self go sit back and pay attention good story and is good for all ages
Published 21 months ago by jerry cox
4.0 out of 5 stars An unsung movie of the 1980's
I saw this movie on February 21, 1987 while I was in the Navy. I remember writing in my journal that it was a "killer flick". How's that for an 80's term? Read more
Published on March 26, 2011 by Don't tread on me
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Disappointed --- in Amazon
The movie was great to a point. My husband had seen it before and really liked it. However, the end was cut off on the DVD we ordered and were EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED with Amazon... Read more
Published on August 5, 2009 by Alana
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