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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 ...
Easy
Jason Tomlins ...
Pretty Boy
Christopher Burgard ...
Hammer
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Cracker
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OD
Byron Thames ...
MoPic
Russ Thurman ...
Unnamed / Radio voice
Joseph Hieu ...
Unnamed (Truong Nguyen?)
Don Schiff ...
Unnamed
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Radio voice (voice)
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Radio voice (voice)
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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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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84 Charlie Mopic  »

Box Office

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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

Easy: When OD goes to heaven, he'll be looking for booby traps...
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Susan on the West Coast Waiting
Written and Performed by Donovan
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One Of The Best Movies About Vietnam
23 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This low-budget movie packs a maximum impact. The cast of no-names eliminates the predisposition to the glorification of war associated with many big name "war" actors. I have rarely seen a film about small-unit dynamics as well done. Every part is well-acted. Of interest are the relationships between the draftees, the enlisted lifer, and the opportunistic Lieutenant. The tension, confusion, and boredom of combat operations is captured in excruciating yet tender detail. The film conveys a good sense of the terrible waste of the Vietnam war. This movie is down, dirty, and real. If you are a war film buff, this one is a must see!


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