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The Boys in Company C (1978)

 -  Drama | War  -  12 April 1978 (Denmark)
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Tyrone Washington
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James Canning ...
Alvin Foster
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Vinnie Fazio
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Dave Bisbee
Scott Hylands ...
Captain Collins
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Lieutenant Archer
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Sergeant Curry
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Sergeant Loyce (as Lee Ermey)
Santos Morales ...
Sergeant Aquilla
Drew Michaels ...
Colonel Metcalfe
Karen Hilger ...
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Peggy O'Neal ...
Nancy Bisbee
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George Pike
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This war drama (which prefigures the later "Full Metal Jacket") follows the lives of five young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp in 1967 through a tour in Vietnam in 1968 that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they can defeat a rival soccer team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines. But as they might have predicted, nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems. Written by Tom Hockersmith <teh@aristotle.net>

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To keep their sanity in an insane war, they had to be crazy.

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The original script was written by Rick Natkin for a film class at Yale University in 1973. See more »

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On the march to graduation, the platoon is wearing long sleeve khaki shirts and field scarves. During the ceremony they have somehow changed into short sleeve shirts (minus the field scarves) See more »

Quotes

Washington: Sergeant stripes they give him class...
The Boys of Company C: He just likes to kick our ass!
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Referenced in Small Change (1978) See more »

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Here I Am
Words & Music by Craig Wasson
Performed by Craig Wasson
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Worth seeing
20 May 2002 | by (White Rock, Canada) – See all my reviews

An interesting war film that is mostly overlooked by Full Metal Jacket fans. Stan Shaw gives a good performance that when I which makes me wonder we he hasn't had a bigger career.

This movie shares the soccer connection with the Caine/Stallone movie "Victory" (1981/I). I actually think the soccer scenes were better done in Company C.

Nonetheless this movie is an interesting choice which any war movie buff should not miss...


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