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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
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Author Daniel Ford changed the name of "Tan Hoa" (aka "Muc Hoa", pronounced "Muc Hwa"), the real Special Forces base in Southern Vietnam's Plain of Reeds, to "Muc Wa", for the film's source novel "Incident at Muc Wa". Tan Hoa is a commune and village in Bac Giang Province's Luc Ngan District in north-eastern Vietnam. "Hoa" is pronounced "wah", "Muc War" is a sub-textual reference that means "muck war". See more »
When Lt. Wattsberg walks into Major Barker's office to tell him that they got the air support they needed, Barker was reading a book called "Seven Firefights in Vietnam", which wasn't published until 1970. See more »
A movie that shows the real Vietnam (not Hollywoods version)
According to people who were actually in Vietnam in the early days this is a very accurate portrayal of how it was.
I liked it a lot and reading the majority of other reviews I think most reviewers who seem to have some sort of experience in Vietnam and know what they are talking about found it not only to be an accurate and honest portrayal but also a darn good movie to boot.
War movies are so often full of shabby jingoistic claptrap it is a refreshing change to find one that has a strong dose of realism and also some ironic humourous touches as well as being a history lesson.
Let the Rambo and Chuck Norris brigade look elsewhere but if you like real movies about real people don't miss this one.
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