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1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
"Tunnel Rats" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  13 March 2009 (USA)
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During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toufeeq Adonis ...
VC Soldier
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Corporal Dan Green
Adrian Collins ...
Private Dean Garraty
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Private Joseph Walderson (as Scott Cooper)
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Private Peter Harris
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Private Carl Johnson
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Private Samuel Graybridge
Shih Jou-An ...
Vietnamese Girl
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Vo Mai
Devan 'Yankee' Liang ...
Vietnamese Boy
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Huy Tran
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Private Terence Verano
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Private Jonathan Porterson
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Sergeant Vic Hollowborn
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Private Jim Lidford
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During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

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Won a Golden Raspberry Award despite being released in only one theatre in the United States: Worst Director for Uwe Boll (also for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) and Postal (2007)). See more »

Goofs

The small American base camp depicted is set in heavy jungle terrain without the ability to see it's own perimeters. This would be fine if this was during WWII in the Pacific, to hide from Japanese aircraft. But in Vietnam the jungle would have been cleared with "kill zones" in place for camp defenders. Outer and inner multiple barbed wire fences would be around the perimeter of the camp. This defensive construction strategy would prevent such a surprise invasion attack as portrayed in the film. See more »

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Good Old Times
Music and Lyrics by Robert Bartha and Peter Bauchwitz
Performed by Peter Bowers
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Incredibly intense
31 May 2009 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Another unfortunate film meeting "we hate the director because the internet told us to" preconceptions, 1968 Tunnel Rats is a complete success in what it sets out to do - create an overwhelming sense of fear and claustrophobia.

There are war movies, and there are horror movies. This is both. Yet, there is no Predator creature jumping around, no crazy virus, no hallucinations, no. The war is scary enough itself.

There's no patriotic propaganda here, neither is there any political anti-war message, the movie just shows us how scary life as a soldier could be. This is the kind of fear which is felt by real people, every day.

A highly recommended film if you like tension and suspense. More accessible than SEED, more mature than Alone in the Dark.


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