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How Sleep the Brave (1982)

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A squad of young fresh American soldiers are sent to Vietnam. Immediately upon their arrival, they are sent on a very hazardous mission into the jungle losing a couple of them on the way. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Day ...
Lieutenant Young
Luis Manuel ...
Stess
Thomas M. Pollard ...
Flak
Christopher Muncke ...
Captain Hansen
Daniel Foley ...
Orvil
Gerramy Quarto ...
Johnson
George Gabriel ...
Burns
Steve Ballantine ...
Peters
Earl Rhodes ...
Weaver
Edward Wylie ...
Riley
Tony Hiew ...
Scott
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Jamieson (as Billy Fellows)
Mel Taylor ...
Batchelor
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Strickner (as Bill Campbell)
Richard Speight ...
Parks
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A squad of young fresh American soldiers are sent to Vietnam. Immediately upon their arrival, they are sent on a very hazardous mission into the jungle losing a couple of them on the way. As soon as they return to camp they have no time to rest and are sent out again on a long jaunt to destroy a V.C. village. After destroying the village they embark on the journey back to camp. Written by <dave.sherry@epson-telford-ltd.co.uk>

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During the swinging 60's a forgotten few walked into hell...

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16 July 1982 (West Germany)  »

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Once Upon a Time in Vietnam  »

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The movie that launched a thousand scripts.
9 August 2004 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie(12 yrs old in '82), It Impacted me deeply,

now call that sad if you want to, but this movie did have something. For me,it was the only war movie I had seen at that time that did'nt end up with the yanks overcoming great odds to achieve total victory. In fact it showed a desperate struggle to get the F**K out with your life,Yes,it was shot in some woods in England and it was low budget,with few actors,but it blew me away,it was raw and scary ,and memories of it have stayed with me until this day .Kids today would laugh at its cheap, low budget feel,but I can tell you,this film was the groundwork for all Vietnam movies that would follow. My verdict..

If you were there in the early 80's, it's good........If you were born in the late 80's forget it! Stick with Platoon!!!!!!!!!!


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