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)
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
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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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While guarding the ammo dump, the rifles carried are clearly shown to be M16A2s. The US Army officially adopted the M16A2 as the general issue infantry rifle in 1985. While in service before this, it did not exist in any form of this shape in 1979. They would have been using one of several earlier rifles or SMGs instead. See more »

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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Spinning Wheel
Written by David Clayton-Thomas
Performed by Crispin Taylor and Toby Baker
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Offbeat, yet powerful.
26 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With all due respect for the previous reviewer, it makes no sense to review a film based on that reviewer's perception about what the cast and crew's attitude was like at a screening! I was at the same screening (I think the premiere was the previous night), and you can hardly blame the cast and crew for giving mostly funny answers to the questions - they were asked about whether they had eaten puffin, what it's like to film in Iceland etc, rather than about the film's content (except at the end, when some freaky stalker-type in the front row asked whether the film had any 'hidden messages'!?!).

"Guy X" is a serious film, with a light touch that means that it's unpredictable and non- generic. Some might find the way it moves tonally quite disorientating, but I think that that is what keeps it fresh. On top of that, it's beautifully crafted - only a blind person couldn't find the images arresting.

And, Jason Biggs really puts in a fine performance. Actually, I think he performs really well in "American Pie" too - he's required to do different types of acting in the two films and manages it with flying colours. I read on the internet that he won the Best Actor performance at the festival that the film had its world premiere.

If you want to see something generic, bland and predictable, avoid this film!


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