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Carter's Army (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 27 January 1970
A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

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Cast

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Capt. Beau Carter
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Lt. Edward Wallace
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Anna Renvic
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Big Jim
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Pvt. Doc Hayes
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Pvt. Jonathan Crunk
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Pvt. George Brightman
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Pvt. Lewis
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Gen. Clark
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A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

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Drama | War

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Not Rated
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27 January 1970 (USA)  »

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Black Brigade  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On the Generals sleeve in the begining you can see the patch of the 1st Infantry Division, aka The Big Red One. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
First soldier in truck: Hey boy, what are you standin' there for?
Second soldier in truck: Hey boy, you better get some latrines dug!
[Second soldier throws a shovel at the wounded Pvt. Crunk. Captain Carter picks it up and slams it against the bridge railing]
Capt. Beau Carter: Hey, medic!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Clockwork Orgy (2011) See more »

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A must for the blaxploitation expert

I thought I knew it all when it came to Blaxploitation films and for that matter tv shows such as White Shadow and What's Happening. I came across this film in a chain video store and had to make a command decision. It was necessary to determine whether to buy and risk losing the few dollars or more arguably having an eyesore of an item that second hand stores would not even give money for. That would mean throwing it away if it were truly dreadful. I decided to pass at first b-lining home to read online reviews to see the scoop. Fortunately, the critics were kind enough, prompting me to return to the store with renewed vigor and confidence that I was not buying a total turkey. I played the first half of the tape on several occasions only halfway paying attention to ensure that it worked at least functionally. Well finally I had an audience and played it from beginning to end, and was not just impressed but very impressed. I grade on a curve considering the time period and budget put into the project. I really liked the character development in which the subtle differences of personalities remains consistent. The best friend twosome of Pryor and Grier is formable and yet handled in a subtle manner. The other allstars of Moses Gunn, Glynn Thurman, and Billy Dee Williams make this a film that a film expert of black cinema should not miss.


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