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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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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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This story would be funnier...if it weren't also true. 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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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 »

Quotes

Caspar Weinberger: Why am I learning about these things in the newspaper? It makes me look foolish, and I am not a foolish man!
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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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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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