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The Base (1999)

R | | Action, Drama | Video 1 June 1999
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In a U.S. army base, a senior army officer leads a group of young men into drug trafficking.

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Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, the Major goes undercover to infiltrate the gang and find out just how far up the chain of command these activities are going. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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One Man. The Strength Of An Army

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Rated R for pervasive strong and brutal violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Tim Abell (Sergeant Gammon) was a United States Army Ranger before he started acting. See more »

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When Cpl. John Dalton is drinking champagne with Sgt. Gammon, his glass is always half full from the side view and empty from the front view. See more »

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Sergeant Gammon: Let's lock, cock, and rock.
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Followed by Guilty as Charged (2000) See more »

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What did you expect?
3 March 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

There are many idiotic comments from people here who obviously expect a Titanic type movie from a movie that was made for video only. What the heck did you expect? A high class movie with second to none visual effects? Considering this is a low budget film that was NEVER advertised it was a very good film.

Personally I though the acting by Mark Decascos was pretty good- not top notch but B-rating. A few of the supporting actors showed talent although the character Lieutenant Kelly Andrews (Paula Trickey) was played terribly.

True there are also countless sterotypes about the military and drug dealers, but it did make the movie seem more cool than real life (yea! let's watch them run a 5 mile PT). The plot also became very predictable towards the end, but at least the action is a bunch of CGI unrealistic Cr*p. I'm not sure how many mistake there were about the uniforms for the army because I wasn't watching that closely but obviously most of the commenters (if any) have never been to a military base. Yes you can drive up to a military base on a motorcyle and in blue jeans (of course you have to have your military ID), all the MP or security forces person will care about is if you have a little sticker on your car which says the base name etc.

What was fake was when the tank chase occured and nobody, NOBODY did anything even though moments ago Mark Decascos had just shot the base commander.

Overall this a good movie and does not deserve it's 4 or so rating from viewers who wanted a high budget film. I give it *** and a 1/2 out of *****, it is worth the money to watch and a little bit more


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