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The Finest Hour (1992)

R | | Drama, War | 29 April 1992 (Japan)
Two soldiers form a lasting bond during training to be Navy Seals but soon grow apart as they are sent off to fight in Desert Storm.

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Lawrence Hammer
Gale Hansen ...
Dean Mazzoli
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Barbara
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Bosco
Baruch Dror ...
Greenspan
Daniel Dieker ...
Albie
Michael Fountain ...
Carter
Evyatar Lazar ...
Moonjean
Tae-joon Lee ...
T.J. (as Henry Taejoon Lee)
Ari Sorko-Ram ...
Petersen
Erik Degn ...
Thurston
Natan Sgan-Cohen ...
Franklin
Jonathan Herson ...
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John Phillips
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Macho Lawrence 'Larry' Hammer and frailer Dean Mazzoli initially rival as U.S. Navy SEAL trainees, but become buddies in instructor chief petty officer Bosco's merciless training class. The friends date two girls, but both love Barbara, who chooses to marry Larry, as ideal father for her pre-teen son. After graduation from Basic UDT/SEAL training, they choose opposite oceans for further training. However Sadam Husein's invasion of Kuwait gets both mobilized in the same unit, with Bosco, who gets captured and tortured. Dean learns Barbara has left adulterer Larry. They mount a rescue together, taking risks even on their own side. Written by KGF Vissers

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Not Good
8 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was previewed before Captain America. I don't think I need to say anymore. They're both as good as each other.

And by that I mean they're totally awesome! Never before has the emotion of the Gulf War been captured on film with such accuracy! Rob Lowe is a god of the silver screen! The way he owns the screen, its perfect! This movie challenges conventional war films by being sub-conventional! Standards are reduced to bouts of hilarity! Okay, I'm lying, this movie can't be good.

Honestly.

It just can't.


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