The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.
Patrick Sheane Duncan
A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »
Paul Le Mat,
John Edwin Shaw
This war drama (which prefigures the later "Full Metal Jacket") follows the lives of five young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp in 1967 through a tour in Vietnam in 1968 that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they can defeat a rival soccer team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines. But as they might have predicted, nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems.Written by
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The original release contained the following epilogue before the end credits : "Of the 110 original members of Company C,43 were killed in action, including Tyrone Washington, who was awarded the Navy Cross. 51 were wounded, among them Vinnie Fazio, who is permanently confined to the VA Hospital, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Lieutenant Archer and 2 others are still listed as MIA (Missing In Action). Billy Ray Pike, one of 3 deserters, left the US Naval Hospital in Da Nang and made his way to Canada, where he now lives with his wife and son. On 21 March, 1968, a replacement company airlifted from Camp Pendleton, California, relieved what was left of Company C, which then officially ceased to exist as an active unit in the United States Marine Corps." For some reason this has been removed from the VHS and DVD versions. See more »
Throughout the movie 105 MM Howitzers are used for fire support artillery. They are obviously are firing blanks as the barrel does not recoil when fired. See more »
Pike! You fuckin' with pills again!... I fuckin' told your ass I don't want a junkie on my back... didn't I? !
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