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Old 16 February 2010, 16:16
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I gotta watch Tae Guk Gi, The Brotherhood of War, again, it's a Korean film about the Korean war. (Note: Tae Guk Gi is the South Korean name for their own flag (analogous to "Stars and Stripes").

It's a good movie, can be difficult to watch at times, but a good movie.
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Old 9 March 2010, 01:38
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This threads been going on since Vietnam!!...lolol!!!
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Old 10 March 2010, 22:46
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"The Last Detail," (1973).

Early'70s Sailors portrayed by Jack Nicholson and Otis Young take a prisonor-chaser detail, and escort the young condemned man, played by Randy Quaid, from Norfolk to Portsmouth, Maine's naval prison.

The moral issue of the flick surrounds the heavy sentance for a paltry crime. The chasers blow their per diem and risk everything as they show their naive detainee the only good time of his life prior to going to prison for eight years. Train stops in Washington and New York comprise much of the setting.

As with everything, read the book first. It is very, very, different at the end.
Then watch the movie. You'll be happy you did it this way.

This is a spookily nostalgic return to the confused and clumsy America at the end of the Vietnam War and somewhere in the bowels of the Cold War. It's a view of military life, but far from the blood and guts genre. Perhaps today it could be called a War and Society film, or even something less appealing to the action fan. It explores race and class, but considerations of gender are thankfully largely absent. It's a macho flick without attitude.

Hands down Nicholson's best role. Nearly faded from all memory, this flick should be revived.
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Old 9 April 2010, 13:48
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"Das Boot" (1981)

One of the best submarine movies ever.
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Old 28 May 2010, 20:53
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Any recommendations for western films besides excluding Clint Eastwood flicks.
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Old 29 May 2010, 00:19
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Any recommendations for western films besides excluding Clint Eastwood flicks.
without Eastwood?
Tombstone
The Long Riders
Silverado (a little campy)
The Quick and the Dead (the Sam Raimi version... very campy... but sweet guns)
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Old 29 May 2010, 00:36
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Any recommendations for western films besides excluding Clint Eastwood flicks.

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Old 1 June 2010, 00:20
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Yeah, because I already plan on watching his flicks and wanna expand my options after. Thanks.
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Old 14 June 2010, 17:15
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Surprised so many people mentioned "The Odd Angry Shot"..very good film, but hardly anybody over here has ever heard of it.

Two classic films which have the war as their back ground are "Ice Cold in Alex" and "The Hill"

"Ice Cold in Alex" is pretty famous so i will leave it at that..

"The Hill" is set in a British Military Prison in WW2 and is based on a true story. It is also credited with sparking the reform of the British Military Prison system when it was released. If you like your movies with plenty of gunfire and explosions, this is *not* the film for you. If you like a film with an excellent plot, plenty of drama and tension and good acting, you may well enjoy it...It came out in the mid 1960's IIRC and is in B&W, which to me adds to the atmosphere...Plenty of odd school British film stars, with a few before they made it famous, ie Sean Connery
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The Hill
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Old 17 July 2010, 15:58
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HELP! old WW2 movie...

There was an old WW2 movie where they were on the run in the alps and there's a German officer chasing them and the German gets taken out by an avalanche from the noise from his own pistol.

Can't remember who played the good guy, or the name of the movie.

Anybody remember? I've been trying to find that for years.
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Old 24 July 2010, 21:26
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Dogs of War is on the military channel right now.
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Old 3 August 2010, 12:01
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Restrepo. Don't read Sebastian Junger's book "War" first, see the movie first and then read the book for the full story.

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Old 3 August 2010, 14:12
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The Wiz...
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Old 8 August 2010, 16:03
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I was flipping through the channels earlier today, and on one of the local stations which shows movies that you don't see too often anywhere, they were showing Thunderbird 6, the feature length movie version of the old Thunderbird TV show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi9ylUbIlWQ

A blast from the past, and all I could think while I was watching it was that it was like a G rated version of Team America. I'm sure the creators of South Park probably saw more than a few episodes of this show when they came up with their idea for the movie.

I can't believe the crap they shoveled at us back then.
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Old 8 August 2010, 21:52
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l watched Thunderbirds after Supercar and Fireball XL5 for the rescue vehicles and elaborate model sets/explosions ..

The guy who did this supermarionation went on to do the James Bond explosion sets of the 70's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Meddings
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Old 9 August 2010, 19:39
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Who knows what Mr. Meddings reaction would have been if had he lived to see Team America.

Could you imagine Tin-Tin in some of those scenes? lol
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Old 22 December 2010, 19:02
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Mongol...get the DVD or blue ray. I don't think anyone would be disappointed.
I want the horses in that movie. Good mountain critters!
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Old 8 January 2011, 17:19
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You know, GI Jane isn't such a bad flick if you turn the mute on and just watch Demi's wonderfully enhanced pneumatic...uh, nevermind.
I mostly agree.

It has a sort of story and shows the ugly side of politics. I think the movie is more about the social statement than actual operational stuff. That is another ball game as we know.

The training clips are very good (high speed cast and recovery, fun at the shore in the sand, etc.) And Her workout scene was great. I also liked the setting for recovery of the Master Chief with the Claymores, the fire power and the Cobras. The movie industry is not accurate in all aspects, ever.
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Old 13 January 2011, 23:24
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I would have to say that one of my favorite war series is Band Of Brothers. Spiers running through the German village to talk to his men on the other side and back again, all without a single shot being fired is classic and probably my favorite moment during the series. The series also shows a lot about leadership, lack of leadership, and so much more. Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down (and Band of Brothers) opened my eyes to two times during our history that I need and want to learn more about.
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