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Tribes (1970)

A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
... Drake
... DePayster
... Adrian
John Gruber ... Quentin
Danny Goldman ... Sidney
... Sanchez
Antone Curtis ... Marcellus
... Scrunch
David Buchanan ... Armstrong
Ric Weaver ... Morton
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Among the new recruits in a U.S. Marine basic-training platoon is Adrian, a long-haired member of the hippie generation, opposed to blind allegiance to authority and the complete opposite of Gunnery Sergeant Tom Drake, who is assigned as Drill Instructor for Adrian's platoon. Drake's job as a D.I. is to break down the individuality of his recruits in order to rebuild them as a military unit, and he sets out to break Adrian's particularly contrary spirit. But Adrian's gentle will is difficult to break, and eventually both men come to learn something about what the other has to offer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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WANTED by the US Marines: for AWOL, insubordination . . . and doing his thing!

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G
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10 November 1970 (USA)  »

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Je kan verrekken  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For what it's worth, the Marine Corps approved of this movie, part of their new lenient image no doubt. See more »

Goofs

As Adrian and Drake leave the bus station, a light is reflected in the door. See more »

Quotes

DePayster: You hear about those boys in 'Nam, smokin' marijuana? Any of my boys do that, I'll kill 'em!
Drake: What? What are you talking about, you don't have any "boys."
DePayster: Aw, I'll kill 'em anyway.
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Referenced in Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Tribes
Words and Music by Marty Cooper
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mind over matter
2 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out 35 years ago (has it really been that long?). Most memorable scene was the one in which free spirit hippie Jan-Michael Vincent was forced to hold up two full buckets of water (one in each hand) shoulder high as punishment by taskmaster Darrin McGavin. Vincent turned the tables by meditating on a carefree afternoon spent frolicking on a sun-dappled hillside with a comely young miss. His blissed-out state enabled him to maintain the buckets aloft indefinitely. This naturally drove the by-the-book McGavin to distraction. Enjoyed the culture clash theme. Exemplary writing, directing, and especially acting (McGavin superb as the grizzled DI, and Vincent at his charismatic best).


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