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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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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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Part of this movie was filmed at Camp Roberts CA. The base served as a large basic training site during WWII. See more »

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Various guards and Military Police personnel throughout the film are seen with civilian M1911A1 pistols with gold Colt logos on the grips, a feature not present on military-issue M1911A1 pistols. See more »

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Caspar Weinberger: I take it you've read today's Washington Post, referring to, quote, a "high-ranking Pentagon source"?
Major General Partridge: Yes, indeed. And, like you, I am shocked that any officer within the Pentagon would...
Caspar Weinberger: Leaks within the Pentagon, General, are how I get most of my information.
Major General Partridge: Mr. Secretary, are you suggesting that the Pentagon has been less than forthcoming?
Caspar Weinberger: "Less than forthcoming"? Then perhaps you can explain to me why I have to learn from the press, that the man in charge of testing the Bradley Fighting ...
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America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates (as Katherine Bates)
Produced and Arranged by Les Pierce and Joseph Vitarelli
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Surprisingly compelling for a TV movie
25 November 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

The ending scenes are Bill Murray hokey, but the movie is surprisingly compelling. I was vaguely familiar with the facts behind the story, but I intend to read Mr. Burton's book now. The part of Burton's assistant seemed to me to be well played. Grammer's portrayal fit my perception of a Pentagon general, but his aides come out as just caricatures.


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