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The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

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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Cpl. Joseph L. DiNardo
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Bill Hafner
Robert Arevalo ...
Cao Van
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Murphy
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Moran
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Coates (as Clyde R. Jones)
Margaret Gerard ...
Flanagan (as Margi Gerard)
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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)
Miguel Romero ...
Patrol Member (as Guel Romero)
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Patrol Member (as Donald Wilson)
Nick Nicholson ...
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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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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

The explosions that follow as Di Nardo returns to the fire base saying, "Fuck your password," after the commando raid are actually fireworks. See more »

Goofs

Capt. A.J. "Bugs" Moran shouts "You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille" obviously referencing the song recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1977--two years after the fall of Saigon and the end of the war. See more »

Quotes

DiNardo: [Upon seeing pile of massacred children at An Lap village] This is insanity.
Hafner: This is effective. Charley's got this valley by the balls. Won't nobody step outta' line around here.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) 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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