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84C MoPic (1989)

R | | Drama, War | 7 April 1989 (USA)
The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman.

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(as Patrick S. Duncan)
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LT
Nicholas Cascone ...
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Jason Tomlins ...
Pretty Boy
Christopher Burgard ...
Hammer
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Cracker
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OD
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MoPic
Russ Thurman ...
Unnamed / Radio voice
Joseph Hieu ...
Unnamed (Truong Nguyen?)
Don Schiff ...
Unnamed
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Mike Stokey ...
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Storyline

Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in the form of a documentary; a camera team follows an Army unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. Filmed in Southern California. The movie's producing company itself is called '84 Charlie MoPic'. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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84 Charlie Mopic  »

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$154,264 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"84 Charlie MoPic" comes from the Army Military Occupational Specialty code "84C", which was a Motion Picture Cameraman (MoPic) during the VietNam era. See more »

Goofs

LRPs, LRRPs and Force Recon marines in Vietnam communicated by hand signals and obeyed strict noise discipline. Sometimes artistic license is taken with this in films, but in this film the soldiers on long range patrol continually talk amongst themselves in loud tones. See more »

Quotes

Pretty Boy: You always try for running water. Still water is full of all kinds of nasty things.
Hammer: Well, one time, we filled our canteens and later we found two dink bodies upstream. They were all rotted to hell, pieces of them floating around. By then we'd already drank half the water.
LT: What'd you do?
Pretty Boy: Said, "fuck it" and drove on. Don't mean nothing.
Hammer: We called it "soup".
LT: That's a war story, huh?
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LRRP Team with tag along Motion Picture team goes on recon mission
12 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a former LRRP myself (LRSU it is now called) I was ecstatic to find this movie when it first came out as it wasn't highly budgeted nor widely released. The movie hits very authentic notes about LRRP teams except for the fact that they talk a heck of a lot more than any real LRRP team would in the filed (but then again, you wouldn't have much of a movie if they didn't talk). the attention to detail is very good, from calling in arty missions on a discovered enemy base camp to doing the damage assessment after it. The morale and esprit do corps of recon teams is shown very well here. If you are interested at all in small unit missions, this is at the top of the short list!


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