In 1973 Vietnam, gas bombs are dropped on villages, killing men, women, and children. Two downed American pilots, accused of the bombings, are captured and tortured. Both men give name, ... See full summary »

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Nel Angeles ...
G.I. Soldier
Hugh Arnold ...
G.I. Soldier
Emmanuel Ayl ...
Mike Bradford
Marilyn Bautista ...
Thuv
Victoria Bierschbach ...
Caroline Smith
Jerry Bradford ...
Chopper Pilot
Tony Carlston ...
G.I. Soldier
Jamie Cuales ...
Vietnamese Villager
Mohammud Dashum ...
Vietcong Guerillas
Buddy Dator ...
Vietnamese Villager
Ernie David ...
Sgt. Ming Feiu
Mark David ...
American Prisoner of War
Jenina Marie Desiderio ...
Nguyen Kuy Mie
Jim Dixon ...
Major John Webb
Donald Enrol ...
G.I. Soldier
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In 1973 Vietnam, gas bombs are dropped on villages, killing men, women, and children. Two downed American pilots, accused of the bombings, are captured and tortured. Both men give name, rank, and serial number but neither one confesses. Elsewhere, a team of seven diverse individuals is hired to rescue the two pilots. These individuals manage to free the pilots from the river-cages where they've been imprisoned, (with water up to their shoulders), but the Vietnamese counterattack proves deadly. Only one rescuer survives and he's burdened by the knowledge that the U.S. Government wanted the pilots rescued and then silenced to order to conceal their role in dropping gas-bombs. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Seven were sent in to make the rescue . . . only one got out alive.

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Action | War

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4 July 1990 (Belgium)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Major John Webb: [during interrogation] I.D. number nine seven one nine six zero three nine two seven.
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Little too serious for a Filipino war movie!
14 November 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

'Assault Platoon' is one of many Filipino movies about Vietnam War, Prison camps etc. 7 former soldiers are hired to rescue prisoners from Vietnamese Prison camp. Obviously nothing is easy as it would seem to be... Antonio Reyes tried hard to make a very serious movie instead of regular Filipino trashy commando flicks. Can't blame him for trying but he really failed to deliver any entertainment. You can't go too serious with a same budget(very low) and very same faces from usual Filipino b- grade films. Storyline is pretty much the same like in million other war flicks, characters are not well developed, acting is non existent, special effects(if any) are cheesy and that would be completely cool with me if there would be a space for entertainment but sadly there wasn't. Everything is death serious which took all my fun. I was expecting something like Teddy Page movies and got a poor version of 'Platoon' or 'Rambo 2'. 'Assault Platoon' is obviously watchable, easy going movie but nothing to get excited about. Robert Marius plays the lead and he does a good job as usual with fighting/shooting/ shouting, not much space for acting and I believe he had better acting gigs('Cop Game' would be a good example). There is quite a lot of cheap shootouts, some fights and tortures but no - It's not gory, not that brutal as Filipino movies usually are and not that tense like I was hoping it would be. All in all, 'Assault Platoon' is rather forgettable movie. Too serious to be fun and to cheesy to be serious. Watch it once if you can find it, but It's not worth paying fortune to track down a copy.


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