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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.



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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 <>

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Release Date:

1 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die letzte Schlacht  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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The movie was not shot in Asia at all but filmed in California, USA with Vietnamese migrants to America portraying the Vietcong. See more »


At the very beginning of the movie during the credits and the overview of the camp and right after the title shot, if you look in the far background at the top of the scene you can see what looks like traffic and cars passing by. See more »


Gen. Harnitz: Ol' Barker might just come down here and shoot my balls off.
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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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