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Writers (WGA):
Beau Bensink (story)
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Release Date:
11 February 2000 (USA) See more »
The worst war to fight is your own mind.
In the heat of an American desert, Captain Jean Farrell arrives at a secret military installation, run by the enigmatic Doctor Harlan Jessup... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Incredibly Disturbing Film About The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On A Group Of American Soldiers See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Dr. Harlan Jessup
Rod Biermann ... Kazinski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Howard ... Sturner (as Bob 'Hardcore' Holly)
Melik Malkasian ... Billy
Mario Iván Martínez ... General Podell

John Newton ... Major Martin Richards (as John Haymes Newton)

Richard Tyson ... Gunnery Sergeant Riggins
Mary B. Ward ... Captain Jean Farell

Persia White ... Private Winslow
Michael Woolson ... Chaney

Directed by
Nelson McCormick 
Writing credits
Beau Bensink (story)

Beau Bensink (teleplay) and
Nelson McCormick (teleplay)

Produced by
Mary Fukuto .... associate producer
Jose Ludlow .... producer
Sheri Singer .... executive producer
Georgene Smith .... associate producer
Steve White .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pete Kneser 
Cinematography by
Larry Blanford 
Film Editing by
Michael Schultz 
Production Design by
Felipe Fernández del Paso  (as Felipe Fernández)
Art Direction by
Bernardo Trujillo 
Production Management
Mariano Carranco .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
Daniel Camhi .... second assistant director
Yvette Gurza .... first assistant director: Mexico
Art Department
Gogo Amara .... set designer
Roberto Bonelli .... set designer
Luisa Guala .... art assistant
Juan Carlos Manjarrez .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Suzanne Angel .... supervising adr editor
Bill Bell .... supervising dialogue editor
Roy Braverman .... adr editor
Roy Braverman .... adr supervisor
Mike Brooks .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Joy Ealy .... sound editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Anton Holden .... sound editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor
Michael Lyle .... sound editor (as Mike Lyle)
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound editor
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor
Tim Terusa .... sound editor
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor (as Rob Webber)
Les Wolf .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tom Mahoney .... digital effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... focus puller: "a" camera
Transportation Department
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain
Other crew
Richard Clark .... computer and video playback supervisor
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Jonas Hendrix .... production assistant
Carlos Larios .... production assistant
Adriana Poblano .... production office coordinator
Arturo Saldivar .... production contact
Nelson Tunon .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Alon Walz .... production executive: UPN
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence
91 min | Germany:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly Disturbing Film About The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On A Group Of American Soldiers, 15 February 2000
Author: tony lefcourt from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

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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