Death Before Dishonor

Death Before Dishonor (1987)

  • Genre: Drama, Action
  • Release Date: 1987-02-20
  • User Rating: 4.8/10 from 5 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: MPI
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and presence to avoid upsetting the host government. As a result, when terrorists attack the compound, they are able to kidnap hostages and escape with little opposition. Burns ignores the Ambassador's restrictions, and throws the rule books out the window, as he becomes a one man army in an attempt to rescue the hostages, and wipe out the terrorists.

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  • Fred Dryer

    as Gunnery Sgt. Burns
  • Joseph Gian

    as Sgt. Manuel Ramirez
  • Sasha Mitchell

    as Ruggieri
  • Peter Parros

    as James
  • Brian Keith

    as Col. Halloran
  • Paul Winfield

    as Ambassador
  • Joanna Pacula

    as Elli
  • Rockne Tarkington

    as Jihad
  • Daniel Chodos

    as Amin
  • Mohammad Bakri

    as Gavril
  • Chaim Girafi

    as Zabib
  • Tuvia Tavi

    as Elias
Camera Don Burgess Director of Photography
Production April Webster Casting
Editing Steven Mirkovich Editor
Production Michael McLean Casting
Directing Terry Leonard Director
Sound Brian May Original Music Composer
Writing John Gatliff Writer
Production Lawrence Kubik Producer