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The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  27 January 1989 (USA)
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A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Di Nardo
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Hafner
Robert Arevalo ...
Cao Van
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Murphy
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Moran
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Coates (as Clyde R. Jones)
Margi Gerard ...
Flanagan
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Ghost
John Calvin ...
C.O. Williams
Albert Popwell ...
Jones
Michael Cruz ...
Vietnamese Child
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Patrol Member (as Eric Hauser)
Guel Romero ...
Patrol Member
Don Wilson ...
Patrol Member (as Donald Wilson)
Nick Nicholson ...
Photographer
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Storyline

The film's thin veneer of social propriety (the story of how the VietCong came under Hanoi's control) is merely a cover for a rolicking old-time battle tale, complete with a hard-tack sergeant, his rebellious sidekick, and a demoralized base that needs to be whipped into shape before the VietCong attack. Written by Binyamin Appelbaum

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Against all odds they went to hell and back.

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Action | Drama | War

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Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Firebase  »

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Budget:

AUD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

R. Lee Ermey, who plays Sgt. Maj. Hafner, really is a former US Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

The Texas license plates hanging in the command bunker were not issued until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Hafner: I'd like to know where these needle-dick dinks are getting new AK forty-fucking 7's at.
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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »

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F******G "A"on this ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 August 2002 | by (Fayetteville PA) – See all my reviews

I was there Jack; and this one is right on the money!!!! This film is so true to the mark that for almost 2 hours I literally forgot where I was and thought I was THERE with those f*****' jarheads (God love 'em!) Although I was only an Army Ranger (5th Group) for 18 months, I was on 7 LZ' and was in 49 firefights and got into this film from the first minute-I got it only a few weeks ago on video, but have seen it on cable dozens of times and will catch it EVERY time it's on! Lee Ermey is absolutely flawless in every picture he does, and for a civilian, Wings Hauser isn't far behind. And the guy who did the chopper pilot was PHENOMENAL; I would have sworn he was real as gold!!! Unless you're a Jane Fonda or Hillary Clinton type, see this flick at least once- you owe it to every serviceman and woman who went over there- We did it for YOU!


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