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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | War  -  28 February 1998 (USA)
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Story of a cover up in the military.

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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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Congressman #2
Darcas Macopson ...
USMC Guard at Subway (as Dwayne Macopson)
Dominic D. DeNiro ...
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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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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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 »

Quotes

Major General Partridge: Every other year, Congress decides we're spending too much money, a bunch of eggheads put their pointy little heads together and come up with a plan. This year it's the Joint Live-Fire Test Program. So now we've got the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines doing a circle-jerk over weapons testing, and you get to hold the big dick!
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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
Performed by Carmen Carter
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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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