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

R  |   |  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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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 the U.S. Army brass decides to create a special unit called the Tunnel Rats. Their main mission is to clean-up the Viet-Cong network of tunnels found in the Cu-Chi district outside the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon.The tunnels have become a major nuisance for the U.S. Forces stationed around and inside Saigon. From these tunnels the Viet-Cong can launch devastating and unexpected attacks on any nearby American base as well as on Saigon itself. After the attacks the Viet-Cong forces disappear into the extensive network of tunnels as fast as they appeared, leaving the pursuing Americans empty-handed. The first Tunnel Rats units arrive in the Cu-Chi district in 1968 and they are special-trained to fight hand-to-hand combats underground. They can only rely on a flashlight, a knife and a pistol to try to flush the enemy out. The tunnels, varying in size and length, are booby-trapped with mines and grenades, punji sticks, tripwires, poisonous snakes and enemy ... Written by nufs68

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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 »

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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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