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The Lost Platoon (1991)

R  |   |  Horror, War, Action  |  10 April 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Keeler
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Colonel Jack Crawford (as Lew Pipes)
Roger Bayless ...
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Paul Bruno ...
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Genie Lindsey ...
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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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In the flashback scenes that take place during the Korean War, soldiers are shown using M-16 rifles. The Korean War ended in 1953, but the M-16 wasn't developed until at least 10 years later. See more »

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Read My Lips
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Who wants to live (and fight) forever?
24 November 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"The Lost Platoon" is a peculiar but fairly ambitious and admirable blend between war-drama and horror from David A. Prior; a writer/director of whom I actually thought he only makes vile and nonsensical stuff, like "Deadly Prey" and "Killer Workout". This is a substantially lacking but nevertheless atmospheric film. There's not a lot of blood and gore, but the narration is spirited and the plot is compelling enough to keep you interested. The acting performances are weak, but at least the wholesome is well-paced and there are a few interesting plot twists near the end. Actually, the best plot description I can give is by comparing the film to the (famous) Stan Ridgway song "Camouflage". The lost platoon consists of soldiers, one from each great war, who were strangely resurrected at a point of certain dead on the battlefield. Now they're doomed – although most of them really enjoy it – to fight wars for all eternity. In Vietnam, a photographer and WWII veteran thinks he recognizes one of the soldier as the one who saved his life in the frontline and then miraculously disappeared. He begins to dig a little deeper and discovers stories and photographs of this exact same platoon in several great wars, yet they never aged. This definitely isn't a bad concept for a supernatural war movie. Immortal vampire soldiers are at least something different than haunted bunkers and obscure Nazi-experiments. It's really too bad "The Lost Platoon" didn't benefice from professional cast and crew members, because there's a lot of potential in the basic premise. Fans of the horror genre will appreciate the opening sequences, which are a straightforward homage toward "The Evil Dead", as well as the tense WWII flashback.


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