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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-
BAT-21
Siege of Firebase Gloria

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


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Old 1 November 1999, 21:16
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Tracy,
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.

"We liked them and they liked us.
So it really hurt us to see their
heads on sticks".....

Classic....

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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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Old 5 January 2002, 23:38
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The Greatest Military Movie of ALL TIME...

My Vote goes to Major Payne.... watching it now with my 7 year old.... this is too fookin funny...

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Old 6 January 2002, 00:27
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Stripes!
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Old 6 January 2002, 00:28
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Joe,

Did you know Joel Dewey, pretty sure he was A Co 1/75 around 85 - 86?
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Old 6 January 2002, 01:01
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Stripes was good...... but 1941 offers a more accurate portrayal of what could have happened had Slim Pickens not ate that compass from the Japanese sub. Also, I'm sure all Californians slept better knowing "Wild Bill" Kelso was patroling their skies.
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Old 6 January 2002, 02:14
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Re: The Greatest Military Movie of ALL TIME...

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Old 6 January 2002, 03:19
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IRON EAGLE 2... that RANGER with the 3rd Batt scroll who was part of the ground force best exemplified the discipline of the Regiment :)
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Old 6 January 2002, 03:29
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IRON EAGLE 2... that RANGER with the 3rd Batt scroll who was part of the ground force best exemplified the discipline of the Regiment :)

Goddamnit.. I dont know you from shit...but you owe me a fookin new keyboard.... I just puked ....hahahahahahah dat man is my hero...but he dont have shit on Major Payne...

I had never seen this movie...but was sitting here looking back and forth between the computer and the tv and I got so fookin tickled I had to watch it... I really lost it towards the end when he told that little kid to go get his knife and they pan back and the blind kid is bald as well as the german shepherd... I am gonna have to go buy that movie and watch the whole thing... the wayan is one funny mofo...

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Old 6 January 2002, 05:35
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STRIPES! (That's 2 votes)
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Old 6 January 2002, 05:42
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FORREST GUMP! Best exemplifies how far being stupid can get ya in the military haha.

"Guuuumppp! What's your purpose in this arrrmmyy........To do whatever you tell me drill sergeant!"- Forrest gump's BCT
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