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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.

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Albert Macklin ...
Martin
B.J. Cleveland ...
Pfc. Bush
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Lt. Townsend
Paul Lazar ...
MP Lieutenant
Phil Ward ...
MP Sgt. Kilick
James Terry McIlvain ...
Orderly (as Terry McIlvain)
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MP Sgt. Savio
Mark Fickert ...
Dr. Banes
Dustye Winniford ...
Staff Sergeant
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Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual. Written by Humberto Amador

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Carlyle: I just talk bad, I don't do bad.
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Another mess by Altman
26 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps it shows my ignorance but I like movies that tell a story with some kind of point and a credible story line. This picture had several great ideas but they were so poorly strung together that the movie did nothing but get more and more annoying. The characters were unbelievable, their actions made no sense and they reacted in bizarre ways. Some examples... Two drunken sergeants playing hide and seek in the rain, a soldier claiming to be queer and the other soldiers not believing him, one soldier stabbed by another and the onlookers too busy talking to get help for an exceedingly long time.

I would most definately not recommend this film. Except to film makers as an example of how NOT to tell a story.


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