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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

 -  Drama | War  -  1 September 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Dennis Howard ...
Cpl. Abraham Lincoln
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Lt. Finley Wattsberg
Evan C. Kim ...
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Hilly Hicks ...
Signalman Toffer
Dolph Sweet ...
Gen. Harnitz
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Col. Minh
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The Old Man
Denice Kumagai ...
Butterfly
Tad Horino ...
One-eyed 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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Die letzte Schlacht  »

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Some of this film's foreign language title literal English translations are: France: "Le Merdier" ("The Mess"); Spain: "La Patrulla" ("The Patrol"); Austria: "Das tödliche Kommando" ("The Deadly Commando"); Denmark: "Til sidste mand" ("To the last man"); Sweden: "Siste utposten" ("Last Outpost"); West Germany: "Die letzte Schlacht" ("The Last Battle); Italy: "Vittorie perdute" ("Wins Lost"); Greece: "Vromikes nikes" ("Dirty Victories"); Finland: "Viimeinen viesti" ("The Last Post"); Portugal: "Avisem os espartanos" ("Notify the Spartans") and Hungary: "Vidd hírül a Spártaiaknak!" ("Bring news about it to the Spartans"). See more »

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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 »

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Cpl. Courcey: I am your friend. I have chocolate.
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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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