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Tribes (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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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10 November 1970 (USA)  »

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Je kan verrekken  »

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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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Ahead of its time
6 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I recommend watching this movie and then fast forward and watch Tigerland,Plattoon,full Metal Jacket.Tribes was ahead of its time,but the story is repeated.I just noticed how some themes are remade by Hollywood.One scene that sticks out in my mind was when Jan-Michael Vincent was able to hold buckets for so long.He was thinking of a time with his woman-being free and blocking everything else out.It was a battle between two ideals-drill sergeant trying to do his job and recruit who didn't want his job.I was a member of military had some friends kind of like that and I don't hold fact they "couldn't" adapt to military life against them-should have see some of derelict people I served with and that were my superiors.Definately worth seeing for comparisons to more modern films of similar theme.


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