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84C MoPic (1989)

R | | Drama, War | 7 April 1989 (USA)
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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... LT
Nicholas Cascone ... Easy
Jason Tomlins ... Pretty Boy
Christopher Burgard ... Hammer
... Cracker
... OD
... MoPic
Russ Thurman ... Unnamed / Radio voice
Joseph Hieu ... Unnamed (Truong Nguyen?)
Don Schiff ... Unnamed
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... Radio Voice (voice)
... Radio voice (voice)
... Radio voice (voice)
Mike Stokey ... Radio voice (voice) (as Michael Stokey)
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Storyline

Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in the form of a documentary; a camera team follows an Army unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. Filmed in Southern California. The movie's producing company itself is called '84 Charlie MoPic'. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

84 Charlie Mopic  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$154,264
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"84 Charlie MoPic" comes from the Army Military Occupational Specialty code "84C", which was a Motion Picture Cameraman (MoPic) during the VietNam era. See more »

Goofs

LRPs, LRRPs and Force Recon marines in Vietnam communicated by hand signals and obeyed strict noise discipline. Sometimes artistic license is taken with this in films, but in this film the soldiers on long range patrol continually talk amongst themselves in loud tones. See more »

Quotes

Easy: When OD goes to heaven, he'll be looking for booby traps...
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Susan on the West Coast Waiting
Written and Performed by Donovan
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Surprisingly good Vietnam picture
23 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Vietnam war film shot in 1st person POV. It really works and you feel that you are right there with the platoon who are on a recon mission in the jungle bush of Vietnam. This effort is surprisingly good and is more gritty and realistic than most war movies out there (not mentioning a few big budget titles). The acting is top notch and the original way it was filmed (over 10 years before Blair Witch) makes this one a gem to own in your vhs/dvd collection. I liked this film a lot and highly recommend it to any fan of 'Nam titles.


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