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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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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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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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84 Charlie Mopic  »

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$154,264
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"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: Soon to be promoted to PFC: private fucking civilian!
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Catch the Wind
Written and Performed by Donovan
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The Best Small Unit Warfare Movie Ever
29 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

84 Charlie Mopic (84C Mopic) is the best movie ever made about small unit warfare. If that's what you're into, you're golden with this mock documentary about a LRRP/Ranger unit. A cast of unknown actors (Richard Brooks of Law & Order, Glenn Morshower of CSI, Christopher Burgard, Nicholas Gascone) generate extraordinary performances.

The difference with other movies is that it gives a lot of attention to the detail of going on a small 5 man, 5 day mission as the LRRPs did. There is a lot of attention paid to noise discipline, and when enemy shots ring out, you have to work out for yourself from where. The enemy is seen up close only once in this movie.

There is no heavy handed treatment of "politics" as in Hamburger Hill, no lots of nonsense like in Platoon, just five (seven) guys who are thrown together and have a job to do, and hopefully come through alive.

If you like it, you may also like Sniper, with Tom Berenger and Billy Zane.


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