GenreAction, Thriller, War Music directorJames Newton Howard
WriterChristopher Crowe, Jack Thibeau Release dateMarch 11, 1988 CastWillem Dafoe (Buck McGriff), Gregory Hines (Albaby Perkins), Fred Ward (Dix), Amanda Pays (Nicole), Scott Glenn (Colonel Dexter Armstrong), Keith David (Maurice) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, The Canyons, Salt, John Wick, Unlawful Entry, Lucy
TaglineBeing a cop is tough. But in Saigon, 1968, being a cop is crazy.
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Off Limits is a 1988 action-thriller film set during the Vietnam War starring Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines and directed by Christopher Crowe. The term "off limits" referred to the area where the original crime took place, an area of Saigon off limits to military personnel. The name of the film was changed to Saigon or Saigon: Off Limits when it was released throughout the rest of the world.
The film marks Willem Dafoe's second Vietnam War film. He was assisted in preparing for this role by Vietnam Veteran and former Counterintelligence Special Agent Ed Murphy. Dafoe had previously starred in Platoon and would go on to play roles in Born on the Fourth of July and Flight of the Intruder.
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Although set during the war, the tale is more of a mystery than a story about the war. Sergeant First Class Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe) and Sergeant First Class Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines) are two joint services Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents on duty in war torn Saigon. When a prostitute is found murdered they discover that the prime suspects are high ranking U.S. Army officers. As they investigate they find that there have been a string of at least six murders in the last year, but the previous inquiry was shut down from higher up the chain of command. Investigations lead them to Colonel Dexter Armstrong (Scott Glenn), but Armstrong rules himself out of inquiries by committing suicide. With the help of a French nun Sister Nicole (Amanda Pays) and their non-commissioned officer in charge, Master Sergeant Dix (Fred Ward), they finally close in on their target. As their investigation leads them closer and closer to the murderer, they find their lives are in danger and they end up nearly being sent home. The movie ends with an unexpected twist when they rule out all their suspects by conducting an interview in a Viet Cong tunnel base, and their NCO is the killer.
Willem Dafoe as Sergeant First Class Buck McGriff
Gregory Hines as Sergeant First Class Albaby Perkins
Fred Ward as Master Sergeant Dix
Amanda Pays as Nicole
Lim Kay Tong as Lime Green
Scott Glenn as Colonel Dexter Armstrong
David Alan Grier as Rogers
Keith David as Specialist Five Maurice
Raymond O'Connor as Elgin Flowers
Richard Brooks as Preacher
Thuy An Luu as Lanh (as Thuy Ann Luu)
Richard Lee Reed as Colonel Sparks
Woody Brown as Co-Pilot
Ken Siu as Plowboy
Viladda Vanadurongwan as Sister Agnes
The movie received a mixed reception.
The movie was not successful at the box office. However, it later found its audience on home video and on cable TV, primarily HBO.