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Hell on the Battleground (1988)

R | | Action, War | 10 April 1989 (USA)
Vietnam: The battle-tested Seargents Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns ... See full summary »

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Fritz Matthews ...
Sgt. Jack Casey
Ted Prior ...
Sgt. Bill Lance
Chet Hood ...
Lieutenant Hayes
David Campbell ...
Pvt. Kelly
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Pvt. Johnson (as Johnnie Johnson)
Sean Holton ...
Johnny Boy
Alyson Davis ...
Ingrid Vold ...
Bill Gaskins ...
Rocco
Jack Vogel ...
Mitchell
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Jacobs
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Weiss (as Preston Scott Lee)
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Hawkins
Gavin Giannon ...
Rossetti

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Vietnam: The battle-tested Seargents Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns bloody serious when they are discovered by Russian scouts and have half a company follows hot on their heels. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Two Brave Men With One Big Choice: Wait To Die, or Fight Like...

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Colonel Meredith: Casey and Lance could escape all the danger. Two fighting machines with muscles made out of steel and bones made out of granite. Soldiers never ask where or when to fight, no matter if they are in the desert or in the jungle, if it's day or night. Casey and Lance are laughing right in the face of the devil!
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I Belive In The Battle
Written by Steve McClintock, Tim James, and Patricia Pitts
Performed by Steve McClintock
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Great muzzle flashes!
9 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate movies of this genre on the number and quality of the muzzle flashes displayed. This one is almost 6 stars for number (732, 800 being 6 stars) and the quality is phenomenal! Some of the flashes are so large that one wonders how they were achieved (more than 5 feet long!). The crew certainly did not stint on the blank ammo budget.

Generally speaking, the AIP war films in the 1980s all scored very well in the muzzle flash department, but (as other raters have indicated) the movies pretty much sucked in plot, acting, tactics, etc. Because my focus is on other things, I just ignore all that and enjoy the action. It's mindless, but it's fun.


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