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Opposing Force (1986)

The commander of an Air Force camp simulates prisoner-of-war conditions for realistic training goes too far, creating all too real torture situations. He prays on the only woman in the experiment.

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Logan
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Casey
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Becker
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Stafford
Robert Wightman ...
Botts
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General MacDonald
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Tuan (as George Kee Cheung)
Paul Joynt ...
Ripkin
Jay Louden ...
Stevenson
Ken Wright ...
Conway
Dan Hamilton ...
Ross
Warren McLean ...
Dunn (as Warren MacLean)
John Melcher ...
Jerrell
Scott Sanders ...
De Carlo
Willie Williams ...
Fisher
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A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything does not go as expected, and the training mission turns into the real thing. Written by Markus Laine <watcher@coos.dartmouth.edu>

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Where civilization ends and survival begins. See more »

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August 1986 (USA)  »

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Hellcamp  »

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When Casey gets put into the isolation box for the first time, she is wearing an orange POW poncho. A close up of her inside the box, however, clearly shows the outline of her unit patch on the shoulder of her flight suit. When she is taken out, she is still wearing the poncho. Only during the second time she is put into the box is she wearing her flight suit. See more »

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Becker: After a few times, you'll be the one in control.
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Everything Is Possible
15 May 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The veteran Major Logan (Tom Skerritt), Lieutenant Casey (Lisa Eichhorn) and a group of selected Air Force pilots go to an isolated island for training for prisoner of war. The team jumps out of the plane using parachute and they are captured in the island and sent to a camp under the direction of Commander Becker (Anthony Zerbe) and Sergeant Stafford (Richard Roundtree). Each pilot is submitted to torture and humiliation in very realistic situation, but pilot Botts (Robert Wightman) is selected as a kind of example of humiliation to the other prisoners. Becker unsuccessfully tries to convince the tough Lieutenant Casey to give up the training since he is not prepared to have a woman but she does not accept the request. When Logan learns that Becker raped Casey during the night, he realizes that Becker is insane and the training has become reality. Now Logan, Casey and Botts have to fight to survive.

"Opposing Force", a.k.a. "Hellcamp", is a full of action film about a group of elite soldiers that discover that their training is for real since the commander is insane. In 1986, this storyline seemed to be impossible, but in the present days the news informs many cases of accidents in realistic military training. Who knows? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Força Oposta" ("Opposing Force")


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