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Guy X (2005)

R | | Comedy, War | 14 October 2005 (UK)
A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.

Director:

Saul Metzstein

Writers:

Steve Attridge (screenplay), John Paul Chapple (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Corporal Rudy Spruance
Natascha McElhone ... Sgt. Irene Teal
Jeremy Northam ... Col. Woolwrap
Sean Tucker ... Lavone
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Petri (as Hilmir Snær Gudnason)
Harry Standjofski ... Chaplain Brank
Rob deLeeuw ... Slim
Donny Falsetti ... Genteen
Jonathan Higgins ... Vord
Michael Ironside ... Guy X
Benz Antoine ... Philly
Mariah Inger ... May
Dino Tosques Dino Tosques ... Chef
Einar Sigurðsson Einar Sigurðsson ... Inuit (as Einar Sigurdsson)
Nelson Balderrama Nelson Balderrama ... Pissing Inuit
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Storyline

US Army Corporal Rudy Spruance arrives at a remote American military base at Qangattarsa, Greenland - located somewhere above the Arctic Circle - just before the summer solstice in June, 1979. Beyond a two day out of the year environmental occurrence which negatively affects his arrival, his reaction to which he will probably be forever best remembered by his fellow GI's at Qangattarsa, Rudy faces two problems: he is not supposed to be there, his next assignment which was supposed to be at a base in Hawaii; and he cannot convince anyone at Qangattarsa that he is not Corporal Martin Pederson, who is the GI assigned to this posting. Based on the paperwork at the base, Rudy learns that Pederson is a model soldier - an army brat - whereas he himself only enlisted as it was better than the alternative of jail. Lieutenant-Colonel Lane Woolwrap, the base's long time commanding officer, has long wanted a person in Pederson's position as the base's Public Information Officer, aka the head ... Written by Huggo

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He was somebody, until the Army turned him into a nobody. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In the first newspaper article viewed on screen, "Make the Most of It in Qangattarsa", Col. Woolwrap's duty history includes "Chorea", rather than Korea. See more »

Connections

References The Thing from Another World (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

One Mint Julep
Written by Rudy Toombs
Performed by Crispin Taylor
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Someone forgot the story
23 August 2005 | by simon70See all my reviews

Dear oh dear oh dear.

About a US Army base in Greenland, this film could have been a winner.

Instead, due to the lack of an engaging storyline, it is pretty dull.

When the film ends, your reaction is likely to be "is that it?".

Some good performances and pretty well filmed for a low budget film, but I'd say an average day at work is more interesting than this.

The film is nowhere near as meaningful, funny, poignant or satirical as it thinks it is, instead it merely takes nearly two hours to tell a story which could easily have been well told in 30 minutes

I saw the UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival and I'd be very surprised if Guy X sets the UK box office alight when it is released in October.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,022
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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