MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 385 this week

The Boys in Company C (1978)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  12 April 1978 (Denmark)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,003 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 11 critic

Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

My First R-Rated Movie
| The Hollywood Interview
Blu-ray Release: Body Double
| Disc Dish
DVD Release: The Boys in Company C
| Disc Dish

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Boys in Company C (1978)

The Boys in Company C (1978) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Boys in Company C.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
The Veteran (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
A Rumor of War (TV Movie 1980)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell, Dudley Sutton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

United States Marine Nick Dodd is charged with callously killing several civilians in Afghanistan. A military trial ensues.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Corey Sevier, Bridget Wareham, Michael Ironside
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Chetwynd
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Paul Le Mat, John Edwin Shaw
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye
A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey
The Lawyer (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Barry Newman, Harold Gould, Diana Muldaur
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In 1890 England a doctor, in order to cure his wife's "sick mind", injects her with snake venom. She later gives birth to a daughter the villagers begin to call "The Devil's Baby". They ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: John McCarthy, Susan Travers, Geoffrey Denton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tyrone Washington
...
Billy Ray Pike
James Canning ...
Alvin Foster
...
Vinnie Fazio
...
Dave Bisbee
...
Captain Collins
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Lieutenant Archer
...
Sergeant Curry
...
Sergeant Loyce (as Lee Ermey)
Santos Morales ...
Sergeant Aquilla
Drew Michaels ...
Colonel Metcalfe
Karen Hilger ...
Betsy
Peggy O'Neal ...
Nancy Bisbee
Claude Wilson ...
Roy Foster
Chuck Doherty ...
George Pike
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1978 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Os Rapazes da Companhia C  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Good night Chesty, wherever you are" is a reference to Marine Corps legend Lt Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, considered by many to be the perfect Marine. See more »

Goofs

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

Pvt. Vinnie Fazio: What's oh-three-hundred?
SSgt. Loyce: Oh-three-hundred... basic infantryman.
Pvt. Vinnie Fazio: Does that mean Vietnam?
SSgt. Loyce: Goddamn right it means Vietnam, numb nuts. Goddamnit, oh-three-hundred is basic infantryman. Oh-three-hundred is the United States Marine Corps!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Incredible Hulk: Terror in Times Square (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Here I Am
Words & Music by Craig Wasson
Performed by Craig Wasson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An early R. Lee
29 September 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie would be just a regular by the numbers movie about war, weather the Vietnam War or World War II. You have a bunch of stereotypical screw ups who get thrown into Marine boot camp during the Vietnam War. The film follows them thru boot camp to the hell of 'nam. These boys become men and it doesn't end happily for one of them. The scenes in boot camp are funny and also very realistic. This was the first film appearance of Lee Ermey as their drill instructor. His first words on screen are "I'm Sergeant Loyce I'm your drill instructor for the next two f@&%ing months maggots". He is really funny and theres a good scene where him and Stan Shaw have a blazing argument (although in real life you would be in the brig for talking to your DI like that). Thirty years ago drill instructors were allowed to be a lot rougher with privates then today and my favorite part is where this one DI grabs a daydreaming recruit by the....well watch it and see. Actually the DI Lee plays in this film is almost a nice guy compared to the one that he played in Full Metal Jacket. The scenes in Vietnam are handled as well, especially the ones showing the horrors of combat. They talk about the drug smuggling that went on and the film is unflinching in how it shows the machinations of the politicians who sent our men out into the field with one hand tied behind their backs. No one we suffered such a humiliating defeat. This film is gritty, vulgar and unsentimental but it is a true story we must not forget about a terrible war that ripped our country apart like the Cival War. Like I said though, Lee Ermey makes this film. I love him on Mail Call. I think my favorite part of the show is the one where he talked about the paratroopers at D-Day. Someone wrote him an e-mail and asked if it was true that they really said Geronimo when they jumped. Lee said that wasn't true at all and what they probably said was "OH S#$T!!!!!!!"


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song over credits mojobytes
dvd coming? rpoloko
Did Tyrone intend to traffic heroin? ILoveHamburgers
New DVD confirmed by Amazon.com spartan6652
WOW austinboulware
UK Dvd Widescreen? stepstonefilms
Discuss The Boys in Company C (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?