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Old 31 October 1999, 21:49
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The SOCNET Greatest Movie Thread....

what are some of the best war movies of vietnam and +? i got full metal jacket and hamburger hill. Any suggestions?
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Old 1 November 1999, 00:17
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I hesitate to recommend "Platoon", Oliver Stone production, because it mostly features uncommon actions of the war. When I first saw this movie, I felt that it was disrespectfull of the honorable service of many Americans. I still believe it gives a false impression of Vietnam Veterans. I served two tours in III Corps as an VN Advisor and participated in several combined operations with elements of the 1st Div., 11th Arcav, 1st Cav., and 25th Div. The tuff combat conditions were accurate, but the drugs, rape, and murder certainly was just movie crap. Just keep that in mind!


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Old 1 November 1999, 03:06
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Eighty Two Charley MOPIC was a damn good one. Ive heard The Dear Hunter was a pretty good one.

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Old 1 November 1999, 06:29
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I second "Charlie Mopic"!!!!! Wasn't it "84" though LRSC? Whatever, If you come in at the middle, you'd swear it was a live documentary! Goooooooooood!


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Old 1 November 1999, 18:55
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thx guyz! i just got 84 Charlie Mopic cant wait to see it!
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Old 1 November 1999, 20:35
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Full metal jacket is the best as far as im concerned, how about three kings? Any of you see it? How was it?
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Old 1 November 1999, 21:08
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Vietnam Movies:

Two Bayonets-
"Go Tell The Spartans"
"Odd Angry Shot"
"Hamburger Hill"

One Bayonet-
Siege of Firebase Gloria

Pop-Corn Burners:
Apocolypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Any Sylvester Stallone Movie
Any Chuck Norris Movie
Uncommon Valor

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Old 1 November 1999, 21:16
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Just rented "Siege of Firebase Gloria" a couple of nights ago. It gets my nomination for best 'Nam movie. R. Lee Ermey is a freakin genius, and a VietVet to boot! The one-liners in that movie are incredible.

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Old 2 November 1999, 01:53
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One of the more obscure Vietnam movies out there is "The Boys in Company C", which could be called "Full Metal Jacket Light."

It follows agroup of Marines from basic to Vietnam, narrated by the guy who wants to be a writer AND it features R. Lee Ermey as their DI, but it was made almost 10 years before FMJ. I think it was a joint venture between Canon, who did the Delta Force movies, and Golden Harvest, an HK chop-socky studio.

I wouldn't recommend buying it (probably out of print) but it's got its moments. Might be worth renting.

Anybody ever see the Eye of the Eagle series? I almost rented em, but decided to get Chopper Chicks in Zombietown instead. ;-)

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Old 13 November 1999, 09:52
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My vote goes to Odd Angry Shot. Aussie SAS in Vietnam. That "wanking machine" kills me.
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Old 13 November 1999, 10:49
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I've got to add some thumbs up for "The Odd Angry Shot", and recommend "The Final Option" (about the Brit. SAS).

I know we're looking for Vietnam and later, but I have to take a step back and add "Cross of Iron", "Saving Private Ryan", and "Submarine X-1".
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SOC NET Fav Movies

Whats everyones fav movies on here anyways ?


Band Of Brothers

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The Eagle Has Landed

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I could go on and on......
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I can't believe nobody put this one up yet...

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Old 8 December 2003, 12:47
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Old 8 December 2003, 12:55
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