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Incredibly Disturbing Film About The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On A Group Of American Soldiers
I absolutely did not want to watch this movie!
A recent rash of extremely nauseating "wrestler" movies like Shutterspeed and First Daughter have left such a bad taste in my mouth that the thought of another "wrestler" vehicle just caused me to cringe. So you can probably understand my feelings when I heard about Operation Sandman. The, UPN produced, movie was being marketed as a vehicle for wrestler, Bob "Hardcore" Holly. Without having seen the film, I passed it off as so much junk.
I was wrong! Boy, was I wrong! This might be one of the most disturbing made-for-television films that I have seen. It concerns a group of American soldiers who submit to sleep deprivation experiments with horrible consequences.
When the killing starts, you'll be asking yourself who? And why? When everything is resolved, get ready to shudder.
Don't look for a laughable, Nightmare On Elm Street-style ending, with soldiers battling boogeymen. Instead, prepare yourself for a dark, serious, Jacobs Ladder-style ending that leaves you guessing, as well as, frightened by its honesty.
A disturbing thrillride that makes you think. Too bad all "wrestler" vehicles weren't this good.
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