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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
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Sandra Evans
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Ray
Jean-Claude La Marre ...
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Barbra Jean
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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 wiped 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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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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an average war film, but...
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It could have been much better, the movie is actually worth watching once just for the dialog of Eddie Griffin's character and Sgt. Barkley. The problem comes in the form of awkward acting from all the cast (except the aforementioned characters) and the very predictable nature of EVERYTHING you experience during the movie. The film feels rushed and underdeveloped and very average. As the movie moves along you become a bit more attached to the characters due to the flashbacks of life before being deployed to war and good character development but overall this is probably one of the worst war movies I've seen. I give it a 5 just for Eddie though, he is great in this flick.


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