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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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Cast

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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
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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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Drama | War

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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

84 Charlie Mopic  »

Box Office

Gross:

$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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Catch the Wind
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Low Budget, Great Movie
16 February 1999 | by (Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Despite the obvious low budget, this film is definitely worth watching. The unknown actors are superb with the materials and situations they are given and make the reality of the Vietnam War come through in a very real fashion. In terms of scale, this is no "Saving Private Ryan", but it does have the same dramatic impact on the viewer. Highly Recommended!


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