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Semper Fi (2001)

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:
Keith Maddox (as Vicellous Reon Shannon)
Alex Burns ...
Cliff's Father
Sandra Quarterman ...
SSgt. Hovis
Female Series Commander
Kathryn Lewis ...
Drill Instructor
Gunnery Sgt. Brinkloff
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ...
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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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this sucks. marines are not guinea pigs to be displayed as guinea pigs
4 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Every marine should see this movie? This was the same horrific crap that television execs put out every weekend. The real Drill instructors were very realistic of course. But the senior drill instructor was obviously an actor and not a good one at that. This movie was somewhat realistic but that ain't good enough. No movie can break down recruit training to the bare essentials in two hours, unless it was directed by me. The fake cheesy corps values that were portrayed were an insult to all marines. You are Dismissed recruit.

lcpl Luevano (writer/director extraordinaire)

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