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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Cowboy (as Evan Kim)
John Megna ...
Cpl. Ackley
Hilly Hicks ...
Signalman Toffee
Dolph Sweet ...
Gen. Harnitz
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Col. Minh
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The Old Man
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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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Skirmishes, Ambushes And Boobytraps Explode Into The Most Savage War That Ever Scorched A Land See more »

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1 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die letzte Schlacht  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The interpretation of the French epitaph above the cemetery has had a variety of English language translations. They include (1) "Stranger, go tell the Spartans that here we are buried, obedient to their orders" ; (2) "Go, stranger, and tell the Spartans that we lie here in obedience to their laws" ; (3) "Stranger when you find us lying here, go tell the Spartans we obeyed their orders" ; (4) "Stranger, tell the Spartans that we remain here in obedience to their orders" and (5) "Stranger, go tell the Spartans how we lie; loyal to their laws, here we die". See more »

Goofs

Many of the American soldiers, especially Corporal Coucey and the executive officer, have hair styles that are much longer than allowed by Army regulations. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Courcey: I am your friend. I have chocolate.
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Featured in Hollywood Vietnam (2005) See more »

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One of the best ever films about Viet Nam
12 January 1999 | by (Burnet, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies abut Viet Nam ever and the best about the early (fist five years) part of the war. If you thing Rambo and Delta force are what Viet Nam was about, don't watch. If you want a feel for what was going on then, watch.


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