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Guy X (2005)

 -  Comedy | War  -  14 October 2005 (UK)
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A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.

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Sgt. Irene Teal
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Col. Woolwrap
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Lavone
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ...
Petri (as Hilmir Snær Gudnason)
Harry Standjofski ...
Chaplain Brank
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Slim
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Genteen (as Donny Falsetti)
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Vord
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Philly
Mariah Inger ...
May
Dino Tosques ...
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Einar Sigurðsson ...
Inuit (as Einar Sigurdsson)
Nelson Balderrama ...
Pissing Inuit
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A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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In the first newspaper article viewed on screen, "Make the Most of It in Qangattarsa", Col. Woolwrap's duty history includes "Chorea", rather than Korea. See more »

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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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25 Miles
Written by Edwin Starr, John W. Bristol and Gerald Wexler
Performed by Edwin Starr
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I laughed out loud. I'd like to hear from a Vietnam vet. This is like MASH only more realistic. I loved MASH too, but it is essentially soft-centred and I was very young at its release . I can't wait for the Iraq version. My only problem is the resolution. The transfer out should have been much more chaotic.

I think it is unusual for a war film to deal with the random bureaucratic chaos of military life. It's not very heroic and survival is a matter of chance.

There is a lot of chaos and random stupidity in Apocalypse Now, for example, but in the end the story is about heroism and idealism gone wrong.


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