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The Walking Dead (1995)

 -  Drama | War  -  24 February 1995 (USA)
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In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" ... See full summary »

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Pvt. Hoover Brache
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Sgt. Barkley
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Pfc. Joe Brooks
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Cpl. Pippins
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Shirley Evans
Kyley Jackman ...
Sandra Evans
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Ray
Jean-Claude La Marre ...
Pvt. Earl Anderson (as Jean LaMarre)
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Barbra Jean
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Celeste
Dana Point ...
Edna
Doil Williams ...
Harold
Damon Jones ...
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In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" (characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement ; very intense). Soon, after a short fight, only four of the soldiers are left alive. Later, the platoon which they were to meet the next day is entirely wipe out with the exception of one nut-case. The small group then arrives at the conclusion that they are all expendable decoys. Between all of the walking, talking, arguing and assaulting between the four soldiers, there are flashbacks to all of their contrite lives before serving in the Corps. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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It's about war. It's about pride. It's about time the story is told. See more »

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24 February 1995 (USA)  »

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$6,014,340 (USA)
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When the rev is about to kill his wife, there is an end table on the stairs. Directly afterwards, it is not there. See more »

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Smiling Faces Sometimes
Written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
Performed by Undisputed Truth
Courtesy of Motown Records Corporation, L.P.
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Dead from the neck up
17 January 2002 | by (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I have seen all the Vietnam flicks, and this was a joke. I'm glad I saw this last, because I probably wouldn't have seen the much better films like Apoc.Now and Platoon. The concept of the story isn't bad, but the REAL story is why there were a much larger portion of African-Americans getting shot at than Caucasians. This was missed in trying to find some kind of connection with these totally unlikable characters. The dialog is stilted, almost cartoonish. Apparently human beings NEVER complete a sentence without an expletive in it. The North Vietnamese soldier(one of the best in world at that time) was portrayed like Native Americans in old westerns, just standing there waiting to be shot. The lighting was bad. You could see the lights(night scenes) in the glasses of the actors. I could go on. Everyone makes a choice on what to see, but my advice is that there's better Vietnam movies to see.


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