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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.

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Ted Post

Writers:

Daniel Ford (novel), Wendell Mayes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Maj. Asa Barker
Craig Wasson ... Cpl. Stephen Courcey
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Sgt. Oleonowski
Marc Singer ... Capt. Alfred Olivetti
Joe Unger ... Lt. Raymond Hamilton
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Cpl. Abraham Lincoln
David Clennon ... Lt. Finley Wattsberg
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Cowboy (as Evan Kim)
John Megna ... Cpl. Ackley
Hilly Hicks ... Signalman Toffee
Dolph Sweet ... Gen. Harnitz
Clyde Kusatsu ... Col. Minh
James Hong ... The Old Man
Denice Kumagai ... Butterfly
Tad Horino Tad Horino ... One-eyed man
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A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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We're getting strafed, shelled, bombed and blasted. And it isn't even our damned war! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzte Schlacht See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While high on drugs in the observation tower, Corporal Abraham Lincoln sings the Gettysburg Address. See more »

Goofs

Major Barker tells his executive officer that he served in Korea during the Korean War, yet he wears no Combat Infantryman's Badge. He would have earned a CIB for his infantry service during that earlier war. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Harnitz: Ol' Barker might just come down here and shoot my balls off.
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One of the best ever films about Viet Nam
12 January 1999 | by jacksoncSee all my reviews

This is one of the best movies abut Viet Nam ever and the best about the early (fist five years) part of the war. If you thing Rambo and Delta force are what Viet Nam was about, don't watch. If you want a feel for what was going on then, watch.


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