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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 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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There's Been a F**k Up 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:

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Filming Locations:

Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the hidden medical ward, a dual trace oscilloscope is being used as a heart monitor. A soldier plays the national anthem on a mini Casio keyboard that has not yet been invented. See more »

Connections

Features Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonesome Day
Written by Brownie McGhee
Performed by Brownie McGhee
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27 September 2005 | by lou_jackson73See all my reviews

The establishing shots introduce a seemingly endless and dreary vista, a concept that the film then exploits with poor acting and a mundane story line.

Set on a US Army base in Greenland Saul Metzstein shoehorns in some unsophisticated communist imagery, made more obvious from wooden badly cast characters. The moralising of the story is minimised by the inability to sympathise or engage with the characters.

There is no chemistry between Biggs and McElhone. It seemed unbelievable to me that strong and intelligent Irene Teal would fall so naively for bullying Lane Woolwrap. Unfortunately Biggs will always be the guy who did 'that' to the Apple Pie.

The 'engaging hooks' the film presents are so tedious that once truths are exposed in the final act they create no greater emotional response than disinterest.


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