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War Bus (1986)

 -  Action | War  -  1985 (Italy)
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A group of soldiers in Vietnam, saving some missing in action soldiers in a schoolbus.

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A group of soldiers in Vietnam, saving some missing in action soldiers in a schoolbus.

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15 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly solid, low budget Vietnam flick that boasts some excellent battle scenes and a plethora of big and beautiful pyrotechnic displays throughout.

The plot concerns a small group of people who are forced to flee from their base (which happens to be a Mission) in an old school bus when the VC launch a vicious assault upon it. Along the way they are joined by a group of three battle hardened American Special Forces soldiers and together they desperately fight to make it to safety.

Whilst admittedly not particularly ambitious plot wise, it's the action that counts here and as previously stated, the film really delivers the goods in this department. It's especially great also to see the actors doing their own stunts including some stylish tumbling moves.

If war flicks are your cup of tea then you would be well advised to check this little known gem out.


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