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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | War  -  28 February 1998 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Jones
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Madam Chairwoman
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Congressman #1
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Darcas Macopson ...
USMC Guard at Subway (as Dwayne Macopson)
Dominic D. DeNiro ...
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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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Comedy | War

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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28 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Die Bradley-Affäre  »

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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

Major General Partridge: I think if would be simpler for me to clarify a few things right off the bat. By simple definition, we are in the business of winning wars. What else do you need an army for? Take the Cold War. We won, without firing a single shot. Why? One, we just flat-out out-spent them. The Russians couldn't shovel money into the fire faster than we could. Two, and this is where my command comes in, technology. No one shapes nature the way we do. We take atoms and molecules, and by the time we're finished ...
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America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates (as Katherine Bates)
Performed by the St. John's Cathedral Boys and Girls' Choir, Donald Pearson, Conductor
Courtesy of Delos International
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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kinda scary how dead-on accurate this movie is...
2 March 2003 | by (jacksonville, nc) – See all my reviews

i first saw this movie well before coming into the military, and while i found it very entertaining, didn't fully appreciate it. having now been 3 years in, i can very much appreciate the humor of this fantastic satire. granted, there is a fair amount of hyperbole, and no, not everyone in the military is so very inept... but simply put, a few years working with military intellegence elevates my view of this film quite a bit.


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