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The Lost Platoon (1990)

R | | Action, Horror, War | June 1990 (USA)
An American reporter covering a civil war in Nicaragua discovers that four soldiers that he used to know during World War II are there and they are actual vampires fighting their own ... See full summary »

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William Knight ...
Hollander
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Jonathan Hancock
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Walker
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Hayden
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Keeler
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Colonel Jack Crawford (as Lew Pipes)
Roger Bayless ...
Vladimir
Michi McGee ...
Tara (as Michiko)
Jack Vogel ...
Riley
Paul Bruno ...
Rebel
Walt Woodson ...
Soldier #1 (as Walt S. Woodson)
Sean Holton ...
Soldier #2
Genie Lindsey ...
Spanish Woman
Mark Andrew Shelse ...
Young Hollander
Tim Lutz ...
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An American reporter covering a civil war in Nicaragua discovers that four soldiers that he used to know during World War II are there and they are actual vampires fighting their own personal war against an evil Nicaraguan general and his own personal army of vampires terrorizing the country. Written by Anonymous

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They have been soldiers for centuries. They never lose... and they never die.

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Action | Horror | War

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June 1990 (USA)  »

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Dimoiria athanaton  »

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Goofs

Hancock shows an officer a picture of the "soldiers" and says that he saw them during the fighting in Korea in 1949 (the Korean War didn't start until 1950). See more »

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Featured in That's Action (1990) See more »

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Read My Lips
Written by Steve McClintock and Tim James
Performed by Steve McClintock
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Better than expected
15 September 2001 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

Low-budget production values and some ludicrously over-the-top acting, but there's still a good little vampire flick in here, The idea of an immortal platoon that has been following the course of human war for a century definitely gives it points, as does the showboat performance of Stephen Quadros as hotshot soldier Walker and the understated, authoritative calm of David Parry as the troop's Civil-War-veteran leader, But I especially like the casting of vampire soldiers as a tireless force *against* oppressive evil, the low-key humor, and the mythic air that the film gives "los mejores" as the spooked peasants call the lethal, fast-travelling revenants. A nice little surprise; I'm glad we saw it.


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