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1985 (Italy) See more »
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A group of soldiers in Vietnam, saving some missing in action soldiers in a schoolbus. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Stephen ... Sgt. Dixie
Romano Kristoff ... Gus (as Rom Kristoff)

Urs Althaus ... Ben
Gwendolyn Hung ... Anne (as Gwendolyn Cook)
Ernie Zarate ... Major Kutran
Don Gordon Bell ... Ronny (as Don Gordon)
Zeny R. Williams
Benito Stefanelli ... Debrard (as Steve Eliot)
Josephine Sylva

Directed by
Ferdinando Baldi  (as Ted Kaplan)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ferdinando Baldi  screenplay
Ferdinando Baldi  story
John Fitzsimmons  screenplay
John Fitzsimmons  story

Produced by
Francis F. Feels .... executive producer
Tony Miland .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Detto Mariano  (as Robert Marry)
 
Cinematography by
Marcello Masciocchi  (as Mark Marsch)
 
Film Editing by
Med Salkind  (as Med Salkin)
 
Art Direction by
Oskar Damon 
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
 
Music Department
Detto Mariano .... conductor (as Robert Marry)
 

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West Germany:92 min
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The VHS release is now a hard to find collectors item in Sweden.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good stuff!, 15 August 2007
Author: HaemovoreRex from United Kingdom

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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