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Guy X (2005)

R | | Comedy, War | 14 October 2005 (UK)
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
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Petri (as Hilmir Snær Gudnason)
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Chaplain Brank
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Slim
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Genteen (as Donny Falsetti)
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May
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Einar Sigurðsson ...
Inuit (as Einar Sigurdsson)
Nelson Balderrama ...
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US Army Corporal Rudy Spruance arrives at a remote American military base at Qangattarsa, Greenland - located somewhere above the Arctic Circle - just before the summer solstice in June, 1979. Beyond a two day out of the year environmental occurrence which negatively affects his arrival, his reaction to which he will probably be forever best remembered by his fellow GI's at Qangattarsa, Rudy faces two problems: he is not supposed to be there, his next assignment which was supposed to be at a base in Hawaii; and he cannot convince anyone at Qangattarsa that he is not Corporal Martin Pederson, who is the GI assigned to this posting. Based on the paperwork at the base, Rudy learns that Pederson is a model soldier - an army brat - whereas he himself only enlisted as it was better than the alternative of jail. Lieutenant-Colonel Lane Woolwrap, the base's long time commanding officer, has long wanted a person in Pederson's position as the base's Public Information Officer, aka the head ... Written by Huggo

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He was somebody, until the Army turned him into a nobody. See more »

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Comedy | War

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

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Goofs

In the hidden medical ward, a dual trace oscilloscope is being used as a heart monitor. A soldier plays the national anthem on a mini Casio keyboard that has not yet been invented. See more »

Connections

References The Thing from Another World (1951) See more »

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One Mint Julep
Written by Rudy Toombs
Performed by Crispin Taylor
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Comedy? Thriller?
16 June 2006 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a military man being mistakenly posted to a Greenland base.

The problem with this film is that it tries to be comedy, thriller and mystery all at one time. The end result is that it does not succeed in any of the genres. It started off as light hearted, such as the mosquito combat right at the beginning. However, after that it became more and more serious. In the end, we are supposed to get emotional. However, I did not feel this way at all.

It was probably because of the strange accent used by some of the characters as well. I had trouble understanding what they say.

I think it could have been a good film, if it could stick to just one genre.


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