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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Skirmishes, Ambushes And Boobytraps Explode Into The Most Savage War That Ever Scorched A Land
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Lead actor Burt Lancaster
re-financed the picture to the tune of around US $150,000 when the picture's budget fell short during principal photography. See more
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
Maj. Asa Barker
Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a goddamn looney bin!
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