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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)

GP  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 March 1971 (Mexico)
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Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

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Officer Michael M. Nace
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Shannon Gambroni
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Sheriff Harve
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Sgt. Jones
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Ramona
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Billy Joe Davis
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Capt. Myerson
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Mr. Kruft
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Maj. Purvis
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Col. Flanders
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Jeanne Bates ...
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Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

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This was Don Ameche's last film until Trading Places (1983) 13 years later. See more »

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Shannon Gambroni: Machines are like broads, built to be had.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocketship X-M (1990) See more »

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Mama Two March
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by David McKechnie
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Frequently surprising and well written
9 January 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This comedy could easily have slipped into a Kelly's Heroes-style parody of the US military, and it's climactic chase scene teeters on the edge at times. But there's no discounting the intelligence at work here: the screenplay is unusually well written, making subtle points about the Vietnam War, racism, and sexism without alienating the audience with dogma. There are especially fine performances by Brian Keith and Ivan Dixon here, a restrained turn from Tony Curtis, and a reminder of the untapped talents of Suzanne Pleshette. A pleasant surprise.


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