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Hell on the Battleground (1988)

R | | Action, War | 10 April 1989 (USA)
Vietnam: The battle-tested Seargents Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns ... See full summary »

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Fritz Matthews ...
Ted Prior ...
Sgt. Bill Lance
Chet Hood ...
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Pvt. Kelly
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Pvt. Johnson (as Johnnie Johnson)
Sean Holton ...
Johnny Boy
Alyson Davis ...
Donna
Ingrid Vold ...
Karen
Bill Gaskins ...
Rocco
Jack Vogel ...
Mitchell
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Jacobs
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Weiss (as Preston Scott Lee)
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Hawkins
Gavin Giannon ...
Rossetti
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Vietnam: The battle-tested Seargents Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns bloody serious when they are discovered by Russian scouts and have half a company follows hot on their heels. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This film, supposedly set during the Vietnam War, features an Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, which was not available until a few years after that war ended in April of 1975. It was given an airworthiness certificate and sold to consumers for the first time in September 1977. See more »

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Colonel Meredith: Casey and Lance could escape all the danger. Two fighting machines with muscles made out of steel and bones made out of granite. Soldiers never ask where or when to fight, no matter if they are in the desert or in the jungle, if it's day or night. Casey and Lance are laughing right in the face of the devil!
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I Believe In The Battle
Written by Steve McClintock, Tim James and Patricia Pitts
Performed by Steve McClintock
Courtesy of McJames Music
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garbage, pure garbage.
23 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

When i rate an action film, i rate it on two levels, two extremely difficult tests. It needs to pass one of these to succeed. The tests are:1. Was it entertaining as a normal movie, and 2. Was it entertaining as a b grade film.

This failed miserably on both levels.

Basically the story goes: Seasoned veterans break army command and wins on the battlefield, but they need to be punished, so are assigned with hot shot new recruits. This turns bad when they are trapped in the bush by enemy soldiers and all they can do is wait.

Apparently.......

So basically the entire movie is us watching them sit in the trenches saying 'we can't go out because they outnumber us so badly'. About an hour of that. Now THAT is entertainment. And then, the stupidest part..... This one soldier just decides to wipe out THE ENTIRE ENEMY ARMY by himself, with his trusty machine gun. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGHH.

WHY DIDN'T HE JUST DO THAT AT THE START???? WHY SUBMIT US TO HOURS OF 'we can't leave the trench because we'll just get killed'. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHH. You get the idea of how angry it has made me..don't make the same mistake of watching it.


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