Semper Fi (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Action  |  1 April 2001 (USA)
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Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Truckee
Steve Russell
Keith Maddox
Alex Burns ...
Alex Kosegin
Sharon Exler
Douglas Cepeda
Maria Velez
Cliff's father
Sandra Quarterman ...
SSgt. Hovis
Joseph Latimore
Female Series Commander
Kathryn Lewis ...
Drill Instructor
Gunnery Sgt. Brinkloff
Sgt. Fante


Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in love and decides to do the same. Paris Island is physically tough, but it is troubles that are brought from home that endanger some recruits success, in an extreme case even a life. Team bonding is changing Cliff, but so can a broken heart. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

1 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kiképzőbázis hősei  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Originally set to air in Fall 2000 on NBC with a commitment to a 13-episode series. NBC passed on the project, but took the $5 million dollar, two hour pilot, and decided to air it as a TV Movie instead. See more »


References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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4 April 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This movie was incredible. I have never been in the service, but have had many friends who are in all branches of the military. This movie was so uplifting and had such a strong message. I have a teenage son, and I wished he would have watched.

The acting was superb. I felt what these guys and girls were feeling as they struggled to find themselves, their place in their unit, their inner worth and ultimately they were faced with a test that would make or break them. Could they do it?

Despite their backgrounds, they had to dig deep and learn to work together, learn to help others, learn ethnic tolerance and diversity and come to find out what "Semper Fi" means.

I hope this movie comes out on video.

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