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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 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
Clyde Jones ...
Coates (as Clyde R. Jones)
Margaret Gerard ...
Flanagan (as Margi Gerard)
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Ghost
John Calvin ...
C.O. Williams
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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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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)  »

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The Firebase  »

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AUD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Poster on the bunker wall says, "Give Peace a Chance". John Lennon didn't record this song until July 1969, almost a year and a half after the Tet Offensive. See more »

Quotes

Hafner: Shortwave, get your dumb black John Wayne ass down! Get down!
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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »

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Can a movie have too much shooting???
8 April 1999 | by (White Plains) – See all my reviews

The answer is yes!

I enjoyed Siege of Firebase Gloria - good performances, decent writing, and the fact that it took us behind the scenes, depicting the NVA and Vietcong with convincing attention to detail. (Note that I didn't say accuracy!) My "yes" answer stems from the fact that the battle scenes went on for a bit too long in places - but all in all, SOFG is a first-rate low budget Vietnam film.


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