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1968 Tunnel Rats -- Trailer for this War drama about man to man combat in the tunnels underneath the jungle in Vietnam


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Paré ... Sergeant Vic Hollowborn

Wilson Bethel ... Corporal Dan Green

Mitch Eakins ... Private Peter Harris

Erik Eidem ... Private Carl Johnson

Brandon Fobbs ... Private Samuel Graybridge

Jane Le ... Vo Mai

Scott Ly ... Huy Tran

Rocky Marquette ... Private Terence Verano

Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Private Jonathan Porterson

Nate Parker ... Private Jim Lidford

Brad Schmidt ... Sergeant Mike Heaney

Jeffrey Christopher Todd ... Private Bob Miller

John Wynn ... Chien Nguyen
Adrian Collins ... Private Dean Garraty

Scot Cooper ... Private Joseph Walderson (as Scott Cooper)
Toufeeq Adonis ... VC Soldier
Jou-An Shih ... Vietnamese Girl
Devan 'Yankee' Liang ... Vietnamese Boy

Directed by
Uwe Boll 
Writing credits
Dan Clarke (story) (as Daniel Clarke)

Uwe Boll (written by)

Produced by
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Frederic Demey .... associate producer
Horst Hermann .... executive producer
Chris Roland .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Matthias Triebel .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jessica de Rooij 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann 
Film Editing by
Karen Porter 
Casting by
Sunday Boling 
Meg Morman 
Production Design by
Sylvain Gingras 
Art Direction by
Belinda Johnson 
Set Decoration by
Dylan Johnson 
Costume Design by
Dihantus Engelbrecht 
Makeup Department
Natasha du Toit .... makeup artist
Olaf Ittenbach .... special makeup effects artist
Tommy Opatz .... special makeup effects artist
Christa Schoeman .... hair stylist
Christa Schoeman .... makeup artist
Jill Swain .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Lynette Ou Tim .... assistant production manager
Joey Setter .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Taryn Collister .... second assistant director
Matthew Janion .... third assistant director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
Art Department
Anneke Botha .... props assistant
Andrew Gouveia .... carpenter
Vivienne Gray .... assistant art director
Simon Joyner .... action vehicles
Johan Oosthuizen .... props
Clive Pollick .... construction coordinator
Guy Potgieter .... property master
Elaine Seidel .... head scenic
Erica Van Den Raad .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Jochen Engelke .... sound re-recording mixer
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Ailke Jockers .... sound post coordinator
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Manuel Karakas .... sound editor
Annika Krieger .... sound post coordinator
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Max Wanko .... sound designer
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Fritz A. Wollner .... dialogue editor (as F.A. Wollner)
Special Effects by
Olaf Ittenbach .... special effects makeup
Claudia Schwind .... special effects makeup
Antony Stone .... pyrotechnician
Antony Stone .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Stefanie Boose .... visual effects producer: Image Engine
Josh Cole .... lead compositor: Image Engine
Robin Hackl .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
John Haddon .... lead research and development programmer: Image Engine
Giles Hancock .... digital matte painter: Image Engine
Bernhard Kimbacher .... digital artist: Image Engine
Lucio Moser .... software developer: Image Engine
Peter Muyzers .... visual effects production manager: Image Engine
Jason Navarro .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Geoff Richardson .... compositor: Image Engine
Blair Tennessy .... pipeline engineer: Image Engine
Jayme Vandusen .... compositor: Image Engine
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects executive producer: Image Engine
Mark Williams .... senior research and development programmer: Image Engine
James McPhail .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Clint Abrahams .... stunts
Toufeeq Adonis .... stunts
Rory Atkinson .... stunts (as Rory Atkinsons)
George Bailey .... stunts
Oliver Bailey .... stunts
Marlon Braaf .... stunts
Dermot Brogan .... stunts
Lunghi Buthelezi .... stunts
Haoyu Cui .... stunts
Yunus Davids .... stunts
John Dimitou .... stunts
Vadim Dobrin .... stunts
Lance Elliot .... stunts
Herman Fontini .... stunts (as Herman Fontinni)
Francois Grobbelaar .... stunts
Paul Hampshire .... assistant stunt coordinator
Paul Hampshire .... stunts
Dan Hirst .... stunt coordinator (as Daniel Hirst)
Paul Hlophe .... stunts
Julian Koberman .... stunts
Tristan Lee Son .... stunts (as Tristan Leeson)
Brenton Lee .... stunts
Wen-Tien Lo .... stunts
Andrew McKenzie .... fight choreographer
Andrew McKenzie .... stunt coordinator
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunts (as Mick Milligan)
Lehlohonolo Moekena .... stunts (as Lohlohonolo Mokoena)
Bongani Msimango .... stunts (as Bogane Msimango)
Benny Ou .... stunts
Bradley Peterson .... stunts
Grant Powell .... stunts
Themba Leta Pyutu .... stunts
Clinton Roodt .... stunts
Christopher September .... stunts (as Chris September)
Edgar Sindane .... stunts (as Edgar Sidane)
Sylvester Sindane .... stunts (as Sylvester Sidane)
Michael Solomon .... stunts
Charles Standing .... stunt rigger (as Charlie Standing)
Antony Stone .... stunt coordinator
Dirk Van Der Merwe .... stunts
Morne van Tonder .... stunts
Andre Velthuysen .... stunts
Werner Vermaak .... stunts (as Werner Vermark)
Nathan Wheatley .... stunts
Qi Rui Yuan .... stunts
Thembaletu Tyutu .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bishop .... additional focus puller
MaCaire Cox .... camera loader: "b" camera
Oscar De Meillon .... additional camera loader
Daniel Du Toit .... underwater camera operator
Dudley Fillies .... best boy electric
Paul Gibbons .... gaffer
David Gur .... still photographer
Johan Horjus .... remote head technician
Catherine Hornby .... camera loader: "a" camera
Kwazi Khumalo .... sparks
Volker Kreinacke .... Steadicam operator
Mark Larkin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Evan Maclachlan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Markham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sipho Mfengwana .... grip
Anwar Misbach .... sparks
Abdoul Musaba .... sparks
Erasmus Ndlovu .... sparks
Sabelo Ndlovu .... Genny operator
Mathias Neumann .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sipho Ngubo .... sparks
Sean Rau .... pace housing technician
Daniel Smith .... remote head technician
Ari Stravinos .... key grip
Marius Swart .... best boy grip
Jason Tabeck .... grip
Casting Department
Bonnie Lee Bouman .... casting director: Johannesburg
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Holly McPhail .... costumer
Elise Papensus .... wardrobe supervisor
Anton Roux .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Lauren Mainland .... trainee assistant editor
Thor Roos .... digital film colorist
Aisla Webster .... post-production coordinator
Kelly Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jessica de Rooij .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... score recording engineer
Jonathan Hughes .... music copyist
Myra Moreta .... additional orchestrator
Myra Moreta .... music copyist
Dragos Nedelcu .... additional orchestrator
Anthony Schmitt .... vocal effects
Michelle Toh .... assistant to composer
Caitlin Tortorici .... performer: vocals
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Other crew
Peter Clark .... production accountant
Sarah Crawford .... post production accountant
Karyn Edwards .... legal counsel
Dan Hirst .... boot camp instructor (as Daniel Hirst)
Margo MacPherson .... assistant to executive producer
Carien Schutte .... script supervisor
Sean Seguin .... supervising accountant
Olly Steele .... armorer
William Wanstrom .... publicist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tunnel Rats" - Canada (original title)
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Rated R for strong war violence and language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Anachronisms: In various scenes we can see soldiers equipped with M16A2 assault rifles. This is an obvious mistake, as M16A2 variant was introduced in the 1980s and not even single one was used during Vietnam War.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Rats, No Cheese, 5 February 2010
Author: Jonny_Numb from Hellfudge, Pennsylvania

If you're looking for an intricate plot, look elsewhere. If you're looking for feel-good, shoot-em-up action, look elsewhere. If you're looking for the latest sugar-pill rom-com with Sandra Bullock, why are you even reading this? In Uwe Boll's stunning "Tunnel Rats," the increasingly interesting (but still no less maligned) German director has made what essentially amounts to a chronicle of the madness of war told in a confined, claustrophobic, and frighteningly intimate way. The concept and plot (a platoon of American soldiers uncovering underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong to stage ambushes) are one and the same; and the metaphors paralleling confined spaces to the erosion of sanity are strong--hysteria is very viscerally believable here. While the character introductions and subsequent dialogs may strike notes of familiarity to the seasoned connoisseur of cinematic warfare, it's the unfamiliarity of the cast (with Boll regular Michael Pare being the only 'name' actor present) that makes it all stick; the lack of name actors only heightens the suspense, especially after they've earned our sympathy. To see these young men trapped in confined, booby-trapped spaces (with nothing but a revolver and a flashlight) is the stuff of nightmares, even more so than "The Descent" a few years back. The film maintains a bleak, free-form nihilism throughout, its plot (much like the war it's invoking) a jagged sequence of events rather than a simple matter of connect-the-dots conflict resolution. Tough, hypnotic, and refreshingly free of contrived stylistic symbolism, "Tunnel Rats" could very well be Uwe Boll's masterpiece.

7.5 out of 10

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