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Southern Comfort (1981)

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition ... See full summary »

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A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The bayou has its own law... and they just broke it. See more »

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The name of the military platoon was the Louisiana National Guard aka the Louisiana Army National Guard. See more »

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When Tyrone Cribbs sees the dead deer, he makes the statement "..damn, somebody shot Rudolph". When we hear this the words don't match the movement of Cribbs's lips. He's seen saying something entirely different. See more »

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Hardin: Four of them with automatic weapons against some swamp rat. I make it even money.
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Referenced in Supernatural: Southern Comfort (2012) See more »

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Stupidity knows no bounds
29 December 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

If the real National Guard is as inept as these dumbasses then no enemy need worry about mounting an attack at any time. I spent almost the entire couple of hours rooting for the cajuns to put these morons out of their ignorant misery. Not a bad film, but not a real winner either: there were simply to many holes for comfort. For instance, Coach went psycho way to quick, the cajuns couldn't possibly predict the route the soldiers would take in order to set traps and deposit the bodies of their buddies, and the cajuns wouldn't suddenly become lousy shots once they had the final two guardsmen trapped. Finally, could a squad of men really be this dumb? It wasn't all downhill however: the private losing his nerve and the squad leader doing the 'Rambo' like some meatheaded jerk were all to realistic. Worth seeing, but just barely.


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