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The Green Berets (1968)

G | | Drama, War | 27 July 1968 (Japan)
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Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

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Sgt. Petersen
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Sgt. Muldoon
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Sgt. Doc McGee
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Col. Morgan
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Col. Cai
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Capt. Nim
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Lt. Jamison
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Sgt. Provo
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Lin
Edward Faulkner ...
Capt. MacDaniel
Jason Evers ...
Capt. Coleman
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Sgt. Kowalski
Craig Jue ...
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Storyline

U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command of Colonel Mike Kirby defend a firebase during the Vietnam war. War correspondent George Beckwith accompanies Kirby and objects to both the war and the means by which it is executed. Kirby's firebase is overrun and his troops fight bravely to retake it. Kirby and a select group of his men are then ordered on a special mission to capture a high-level Viet Cong officer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | War

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27 July 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die grünen Teufel  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

George Takei has admitted in interviews that while he was grateful to be cast in this film, he nevertheless strongly disagreed with the film's pro-war message and felt the finished movie was very bad. See more »

Goofs

When Col Kirby initially arrives at Da Nang, the two C-130 aircraft carrying his troops are seen taxiing with their tail ramps partially lowered; a common practice still carried out by UK and US C-130 crews. In the next scene, when Kirby is about to disembark, the tail ramp opens from a fully closed position. There is no need to close a partially open ramp prior to fully lowering it. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Muldoon: Are you sure that's what he wanted?
Colonel Mike Kirby: Affimative!
Sergeant Muldoon: Maybe he liked so many guys thinking about him.
Colonel Mike Kirby: Besides that... It SINGS!
[exits]
Sergeant Muldoon: [to himself] It sings? That's what he said. Provo's Privy, It DOES sing!
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Connections

Referenced in Törni - Sotilaan tarina (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Green Berets
(uncredited)
Written by Robin Moore and Barry Sadler
Choral arrangement by Ken Darby
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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
29 June 2000 | by (Callahan, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a good movie regardless of the problems of special effects or location. I have always liked John Wayne and his bigger than life characters and this was no exception. It was suppose to be entertainment and it was then and still is now.

I also think it deserves credit for being one of the only movie during Vietnam depicting Vietnam. People say it was propaganda, maybe it was but it was also entertainment; besides, how many other films during other time periods were propaganda also? I admire Wayne's courage in going through with this project knowing how unpopular his beliefs were to many people. But even now as a young person I do not fault him one bit for doing what he believed in. Yes, I might be sappy but I like the song and I like the movie.


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