Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command of Colonel Mike Kirby defend a firebase during the Vietnam war. War correspondent George Beckwith accompanies Kirby and objects to both the war and the means by which it is executed. Kirby's firebase is overrun and his troops fight bravely to retake it. Kirby and a select group of his men are then ordered on a special mission to capture a high-level Viet Cong officer.Written by
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When the movie was released several critics pointed out that Green Berets were not usually 60 years old. See more »
During the night attack on the base, a medium shot of the attacking "Vietcong" clearly shows that, although dressed in the traditional VC black pajamas and conical straw hats, most, if not all, of them are Caucasians (the film was shot at Fort Benning, Georgia, and many soldiers were hired as extras). See more »
I found the film quite enjoyable and have always enjoyed John Wayne movies in general. There were some noticeable technical glitches in the movie that could have been avoided. Maybe the budget wasn't much. Still, one can easily overlook the problems for the sake of enjoying the movie. The attack on the "A" camp was epic in proportion and really draws you in.
Now, with that being said, I would like to speak a bit to the political implications of the film. First, comments from someone not from the United States and who probably wasn't ever in Southeast Asia are just so much tripe in my opinion. There are many "armchair quarterbacks" out there that have all the answers. The film makes an honest attempt to illicit the patriotism needed at that time. Everybody loves to bash on the U.S. about Viet Nam. How about the Falklands.... South Africa.... Ireland?
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