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Tribes (1970)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Drama  |  10 November 1970 (USA)
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A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

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Drake
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DePayster
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Adrian
John Gruber ...
Quentin
Danny Goldman ...
Sidney
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Sanchez
Antone Curtis ...
Marcellus
Peter Hooten ...
Scrunch
David Buchanan ...
Armstrong
Ric Weaver ...
Morton
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Storyline

Among the new recruits in a U.S. Marine basic-training platoon is Adrian, a long-haired member of the hippie generation, opposed to blind allegiance to authority and the complete opposite of Gunnery Sergeant Tom Drake, who is assigned as Drill Instructor for Adrian's platoon. Drake's job as a D.I. is to break down the individuality of his recruits in order to rebuild them as a military unit, and he sets out to break Adrian's particularly contrary spirit. But Adrian's gentle will is difficult to break, and eventually both men come to learn something about what the other has to offer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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WANTED by the US Marines: for AWOL, insubordination . . . and doing his thing!

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Trivia

For what it's worth, the Marine Corps approved of this movie, part of their new lenient image no doubt. See more »

Goofs

As Adrian and Drake leave the bus station, a light is reflected in the door. See more »

Quotes

DePayster: What kind of flower are you, boy? Are you a sweet pea, boy? Are you a sweet pea?
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Referenced in Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Tribes
Words and Music by Marty Cooper
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Hippie~in~the~marines!
27 October 1998 | by (roswell Ga USA) – See all my reviews

In 1970 the United States Marine Corps did for the first time in its 194 year old history draft men for the corp. That's how come a long haired hippie wound up at the training base with long hair and a poncho. This counter-cultural chap Adrian comes face to face with a tough but honest DI played by Darren McGavin who has a softer, more human side under his " I'm a Marine and that's all I am" hardshell leatherneck persona Adrian doesn't conform and uses yoga (which he teaches to the other men) to deal with marine corp training. The made for tv movie has an interesting ending I would give this movie **** four stars


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