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
Some gravity-defying being is killing women in Sydney, Australia, and removing their eyes. The only hope of catching the fiend lies in a hapless man with a psychic link to the killer, who ... See full summary »
The film's thin veneer of social propriety (the story of how the VietCong came under Hanoi's control) is merely a cover for a rolicking old-time battle tale, complete with a hard-tack sergeant, his rebellious sidekick, and a demoralized base that needs to be whipped into shape before the VietCong attack.Written by
Writer William Nagle was an Australian S.A.S. soldier who served tours of Vietnam between 1965 and 1969. See more »
Boom mic shadow visible during the last scene in which Haffner and the rest of the Americans pursue the attacking Vietcong out of the Firebase. See more »
[narrating, as they enter the village that's been massacred, dead bodies and carnage everywhere about them]
No amount of training can prepare you for an experience like this. Shortwave said he'd seen worse on the streets of Detroit. But that's the kind of bullshit you use to keep from going crazy. Murphy was the one it hit the hardest. He was a green college kid from Indiana. The closest he'd been to death was his granddad's funeral.
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The most honest and gritty Hollywood look at the Vietnam
If you are tired of all of the Hollywood films that disparage the military in general and dedicated soldiers, sailor and airmen specifically, this is your movie. This also is not a gung-ho armed services recruiting film, because of its very real depiction of the horors of war, it received a well deserved "R" rating.
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