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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | War  -  28 February 1998 (USA)
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Colonel James Burton
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Sgt. Fanning
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Colonel J.D. Bock
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Major William Sayers
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Sgt. Benjamin Dalton
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Spec-4 Granger
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Colonel Smith
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Madam Chairwoman
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USMC Guard at Subway (as Dwayne Macopson)
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Guard at Military Base
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Air Force Lt. Col. John Burton was assigned to evaluate the usefulness of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, an Army troop carrier/scout vehicle that, in its final redesign, was effectively a deathtrap for its occupants. Burton keeps trying to execute a proper live-fire armor test on it but is constantly subverted by his temporary commanding officer, Army Maj. Gen. Partridge, in order to get it under construction and in the field. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine...they missed. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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28 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Goofs

Upon opening the anonymous package and seeing that the documents within were marked "Classified" and (according to Sgt. Fanning) "Top Secret," military protocol would have dictated that the documents be immediately moved to a secure area (not an open office). See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Fanning: [as Burton begins typing] What are you doing now, sir?
Lt. Colonel James Burton: [smiling] Paper cuts, Fanning. Vicious paper cuts.
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Soundtracks

Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The New Sousa Band
Conducted by Keith Brion
Courtesy of Delos International
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Comedy or horror?
28 January 1999 | by (Durham , NC USA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, especially Kelsey Grammar as the unflappable general - always ready with a quick answer and so sincere you want to believe him, despite the utter absurdity of what he is saying. I am not sure whether to treat this movie as comedy or horror - it would be quite amusing as fiction , but I find it rather terrifying to think that it is based on a true story. Is this really how our tax dollars are wasted? As a former member of the military I find it all too easy to believe.


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