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The Boys in Company C (1978)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  12 April 1978 (Denmark)
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Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tyrone Washington
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Billy Ray Pike
James Canning ...
Alvin Foster
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Vinnie Fazio
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Dave Bisbee
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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 ...
Betsy
Peggy O'Neal ...
Nancy Bisbee
Claude Wilson ...
Roy Foster
Chuck Doherty ...
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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Os Rapazes da Companhia C  »

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Rick Natkin:  The co-writer as a Soldier at Long Khe. See more »

Goofs

When Washington calls in the fake incident report from OP 4 and is getting ready to shoot the Captain with the .50 cal, Lt. Archer uses his M-16 to push the barrel of the .50 up in the air. In the shots looking at Lt. Archer, there is no magazine in the M-16, but, when his back is to the camera, there is a magazine in place. See more »

Quotes

SSgt. Loyce: Jesus, how the hell do they expect me to train fuckin' marines when they won't even send me human god-damn beings to start with?
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Here I Am
Words & Music by Craig Wasson
Performed by Craig Wasson
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The Best Vietnam-era War Movie
29 September 1999 | by (Laguna Hills, California) – See all my reviews

I think this movie never received the credit it deserved, mainly because it was poorly promoted. I was a motion picture projectionist when this film made its debut, and the theater posters depicted this movie as some kind of wacky McHale's Navy-turned-Army flick. Though it has some humorous parts, this movie is more serious. It follows a group of young men -- most who are drafted -- through an insane time in history. It depicts the war and the problems with drugs, sex, human relationships, fear, hatred, blackmail, government corruption and more. This movie really moved me. Forget Platoon!


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