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84C MoPic (1989)

R | | Drama, War | 7 April 1989 (USA)
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'. ... See full summary »

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Jason Tomlins ...
Pretty Boy
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Hammer
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Byron Thames ...
MoPic
Russ Thurman ...
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Joseph Hieu ...
Unnamed (Truong Nguyen?)
Don Schiff ...
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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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Drama | War

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

84 Charlie Mopic  »

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$154,264 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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"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

Easy: I'm so short you gotta dig a hole to kick my ass.
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Catch the Wind
Written and Performed by Donovan
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Unique and powerful
5 January 2002 | by (Vietnam) – See all my reviews

This is a unique film. It not only is filmed from a first person POV, but it didn't glamourize war as even humanist films do. There is not too much action yet the film is still fascinating. Instead, the film features what soldiers do in between all the glamourized gunfights. The soldiers camp out, quietly hike, interact and create tension amongst each other and also grow closer, scout out Vietcong positions, and talk about home. This is the most realistic depiction of Vietnam missions in film. The action is mostly incoherent, making it more realistic. There isn't any plagarized, motivating score (Pearl Harbor) set to dozens of soldiers running in slow motion. There are a few gunshots out of the jungle and a man goes down. THe film is emotional and powerful, a great war film.

8/10 or ***1/2 stars out of ****


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