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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

Story of a cover up in the military.

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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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USMC Guard at Subway (as Dwayne Macopson)
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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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This story would be funnier...if it weren't also true. 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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Die Bradley-Affäre  »

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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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COL Bach, despite being an Ordnance officer with no combat patch, wears a Combat Infantry Badge. While he could have been an infantryman earlier in his career, he couldn't have earned the CIB without also earning a combat patch. COL Smith also has a CIB despire being an officer in the Adjutant General's corps. Additionally, the generals on the board have CIBs but no combat patches, a faux pas no infantryman would ever commit, especially one with a CIB second award like General Bob. See more »

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Col. J.D. Bock: You wrecked a door?
Keane: Colonel, the ammunition that was used in the last test on Bradley is the same as we used on this door - Romania, arguably the most inefficient ammunition on the world. No wonder the Bradley came through with flying colors.
Col. J.D. Bock: Well, this is very serious.
Keane: It is.
Col. J.D. Bock: Yes, you've detroyed a door.
Keane: Colonel, we're talking about a test on an armored personnel carrier, a vehicle that will carry soldiers into armed combat.
Col. J.D. Bock: Right, but this door is property of the United States government. I ...
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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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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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