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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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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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Trivia

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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The vehicle did not get the name "Bradley" until after General Omar Bradley died in 1981. Prior to that, it was known as the IFV/CFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle/Combat Fighting Vehicle), See more »

Quotes

[the generals want to add a rapid-fire cannon to the Bradley]
Jones: Where am I supposed to put the extra ammo?
Col. Robert Laurel Smith: I don't know.
Jones: You've already got 30,000 rounds of machine gun ammunition, now he wants to add 30-millimeter shells?
Col. Robert Laurel Smith: The general wants his ammo.
Jones: He can't have his ammo, not unless he runs alongside this thing carrying it.
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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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11 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an educational film. Clearly i'm not up to date on civic problems. Clearly we've still got big ones. Meanwhile, Richard Benjamin's concise little drama mit schlag shows range of Kelsey Grammer, who is as terrifying a monster here in General's role as you will ever wish to see. Cary Elwes back on the side of truth and justice, for which i'm glad, as he has hero quality. And the women in this film keep it down to earth. There is great music behind titles and credits. Just go with this one. It is pretty amazing.


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