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Guy X (2005)

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 Quinn ... Genteen (as Donny Falsetti)
Jonathan Higgins ... Vord
Michael Ironside ... Guy X
Benz Antoine ... Philly
Mariah Inger 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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Country:

Canada | Iceland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ismeretlen katona See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Longest Day (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Spinning Wheel
Written by David Clayton-Thomas
Performed by Crispin Taylor and Toby Baker
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How could it be worse???
16 October 2005 | by greymumsterSee all my reviews

The advertising for this movie is totally misleading. There is nothing remotely comic about it, dark or otherwise! In fact it plumbs new depths in banal humourless mediocrity. This film is SO bad that I cant actually think of anything that would make it worse. The so-called plot is risible and the acting performances are tentative, spongy and lifeless. The cinematographer managed to make some stunning landscape look really dull. There was no texture, no visual diversity, no nothing to grasp last straw-wise. The make up on bedridden man must have taken a long time, but SO What? Some of the audience walked out in the middle but I stayed until the end before deciding that it was utter utter utter.....I really resented paying the admission cost. thats how bad it is. Don't go.


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