Tank, directed by Marvin J. Chomsky and written by Dan Gordon, is an action comedy starring James Garner as an army sergeant who owns a restored World War II era Sherman Tank. Sgt. Major Zack Carey (James Garner) is stationed in a small Georgia town where he is biding his time until he can retire his post. While visiting a local bar, he witnesses a woman being beaten and intervenes. The woman is Sarah (Jenilee Harrison), who has been forced into prostitution by Sheriff Cyrus Buelton (G. D. Spradlin); her attacker is the Deputy Sheriff (James Cromwell). After a failed attempt to arrest the Sergeant, Sheriff Buelton frames Carey's son Billy (C. Thomas Howell) for marijuana possession. When a farcical trial results in a sentence of hard labor for the wrongly convicted teen, Carey decides to mount a daring rescue in his Sherman tank. Released in 1984, Tank was produced by Lorimar Film Entertainment.