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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

Story of a cover up in the military.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... General Partridge
... Colonel James Burton
... Sgt. Fanning
... Colonel J.D. Bock
... Major William Sayers
... Sgt. Benjamin Dalton
... Spec-4 Granger
... Colonel Smith
... Jones
... Casper Weinberger
... Madam Chairwoman
... Congressman #1
... Congressman #2
... USMC Guard at Subway (as Dwayne Macopson)
Dominic D. DeNiro ... Guard at Military Base
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Air Force Lt. Col. John Burton was assigned to evaluate the usefulness of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, an Army troop carrier/scout vehicle that, in its final redesign, was effectively a deathtrap for its occupants. Burton keeps trying to execute a proper live-fire armor test on it but is constantly subverted by his temporary commanding officer, Army Maj. Gen. Partridge, in order to get it under construction and in the field. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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This story would be funnier...if it weren't also true. See more »

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Comedy | War

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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28 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Die Bradley-Affäre  »

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Part of this movie was filmed at Camp Roberts CA. The base served as a large basic training site during WWII. See more »

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COL Bach, despite being an Ordnance officer with no combat patch, wears a Combat Infantry Badge. While he could have been an infantryman earlier in his career, he couldn't have earned the CIB without also earning a combat patch. COL Smith also has a CIB despire being an officer in the Adjutant General's corps. Additionally, the generals on the board have CIBs but no combat patches, a faux pas no infantryman would ever commit, especially one with a CIB second award like General Bob. See more »

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Congressman #1: Did you, or did you not confront Colonel Burton at the Pentagon pharmacy and say to him, "If I hear one more word about your - expletive deleted - report, you're gonna be sitting on your brains"?
Major General Partridge: Does that sound like me, sir?
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Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The New Sousa Band
Conducted by Keith Brion
Courtesy of Delos International
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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funny, but worrisome
27 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it's quite clever and amusing and keeps a good pace. The disturbing thing is there's usually not some crusader to put the brakes on something like this. The movie really fails to deal with the motivations of the people who so unethically push the project through; they must have some rational for their actions, which could result in untold deaths, but we never hear an explanation. So it's not an in depth analysis, and I'd love to see a documentary on the same subject, but it's quite enjoyable.


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