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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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Rated R for strong war violence and language | See all certifications »

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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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On the cover for the movie there is a black hawk helicopter where it should have been a Huey UH-1H. See more »

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Referenced in 1968: Tunnel Rats - Behind the Scenes (2009) See more »

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The Blues Always Comes
Produced and Performed by Max Ochoa
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to war we go!
31 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

People thought he could never do.. but he did and this is the best film he has made so far.

Uwe Boll the German director who has be come known for the creation of some of the worst films in history. And most of them were video game adaptations.

But maybe Postal was the beginning of a transformation. it wasn't a very good film but at least it had some very good bits. Far cry was better but still not great.

Tunnel Rats is good. though its not that great and still some visible cracks but at least its the cracks are not so wide. the dialogue is still full of problems but the plot is rather good. the action is intense and meaningful.

the film was even very moving at times. I wanted to find problems with the movie but found more good points rather than bad points. which is rare in a Uwe Boll film. many of the characters were still 2 Dimensional but the music,action,plot made up for many of the mistakes.

Some war films about Vietnam show the power of the American army, but this film at least shows the Americans being kicked about which I have only seen in Platoon.

Uwe Boll has made a film and it is not a bad film.


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