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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

 -  Drama | War  -  1 September 1978 (USA)
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Maj. Asa Barker
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Cpl. Stephen Courcey
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Sgt. Oleonowski
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Capt. Alfred Olivetti
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Lt. Raymond Hamilton
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Cpl. Abraham Lincoln
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Lt. Finley Wattsberg
Evan C. Kim ...
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The Old Man
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A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Skirmishes, Ambushes And Boobytraps Explode Into The Most Savage War That Ever Scorched A Land See more »

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Die letzte Schlacht  »

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William Holden turned down the lead role. Robert Mitchum and Paul Newman were also offered the part. The central character of Major Asa Barker was in the end cast with Burt Lancaster. See more »

Goofs

Major Barker tells his executive officer that he served in Korea during the Korean War, yet he wears no Combat Infantryman's Badge. He would have earned a CIB for his infantry service during that earlier war. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Finley Wattsberg: Be careful, sir!
Maj. Asa Barker: Wattsberg, do you love your commanding officer?
Lt. Finley Wattsberg: Well... yes, sir.
Maj. Asa Barker: That's fine, because I love you, too.
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One of the best of the Vietnam movies
1 October 2000 | by (huntersville,n.c.) – See all my reviews

The person who called this the worst ever obviously never saw "From Dusk Till Dawn".Although I was just a kid when the war in Vietnam was taking place,from what I've read and what older guys I know who WERE there have told me,I'd guess that "Spartans" is about as realistic,if not more so,than any of the other Nam pictures.Plus,it is an exciting,well-made movie with a good cast.Burt Lancaster at his worst?I hardly think so!


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