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1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)

Tunnel Rats (original title)
R | | Action, Drama, War | 13 March 2009 (USA)
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During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

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Uwe Boll

Writers:

Dan Clarke (story) (as Daniel Clarke), Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Sergeant Vic Hollowborn
Wilson Bethel ... Corporal Dan Green
Mitch Eakins ... Private Peter Harris
Erik Eidem ... Private Carl Johnson
Brandon Fobbs ... Private Samuel Graybridge
Jane Le ... Vo Mai
Scott Ly ... Huy Tran
Rocky Marquette ... Private Terence Verano
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Private Jonathan Porterson
Nate Parker ... Private Jim Lidford
Brad Schmidt ... Sergeant Mike Heaney
Jeffrey Christopher Todd ... Private Bob Miller
John Wynn ... Chien Nguyen
Adrian Collins Adrian Collins ... Private Dean Garraty
Scot Cooper ... Private Joseph Walderson (as Scott Cooper)
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Storyline

During the Vietnam War the U.S. Army brass decides to create a special unit called the Tunnel Rats. Their main mission is to clean-up the Viet-Cong network of tunnels found in the Cu-Chi district outside the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon.The tunnels have become a major nuisance for the U.S. Forces stationed around and inside Saigon. From these tunnels the Viet-Cong can launch devastating and unexpected attacks on any nearby American base as well as on Saigon itself. After the attacks the Viet-Cong forces disappear into the extensive network of tunnels as fast as they appeared, leaving the pursuing Americans empty-handed. The first Tunnel Rats units arrive in the Cu-Chi district in 1968 and they are special-trained to fight hand-to-hand combats underground. They can only rely on a flashlight, a knife and a pistol to try to flush the enemy out. The tunnels, varying in size and length, are booby-trapped with mines and grenades, punji sticks, tripwires, poisonous snakes and enemy ... Written by nufs68

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for strong war violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,402
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A video game developed by Replay Studios was released as a tie-in for the movie. The gameplay involves disarming booby traps, collecting ears from fallen enemies and collecting dog tags from fellow deceased soldiers. According to an interview with Uwe Boll, the game was meant to be released on the Xbox 360, but it ultimately has never had an official retail release, and the only digital distribution store that offers the game is Steam. The story takes place after the movie's events as the player character attempts to find the original crew from the film. See more »

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On the cover for the movie there is a black hawk helicopter where it should have been a Huey UH-1H. See more »

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The unrated, uncut version runs 96 minutes, four minutes longer than the R-rated USA release, which contains much more extended graphic violence and some extended scenes. See more »

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Breathe In
Music by Jessica de Rooij
Lyrics by Caitlin Tortorici, Tim Harris, and Dragos Nedelcu
Performed by Caitlin Tortorici
Produced by Jessica de Rooij
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to war we go!
31 August 2009 | by tomprobert666See all my reviews

People thought he could never do.. but he did and this is the best film he has made so far.

Uwe Boll the German director who has be come known for the creation of some of the worst films in history. And most of them were video game adaptations.

But maybe Postal was the beginning of a transformation. it wasn't a very good film but at least it had some very good bits. Far cry was better but still not great.

Tunnel Rats is good. though its not that great and still some visible cracks but at least its the cracks are not so wide. the dialogue is still full of problems but the plot is rather good. the action is intense and meaningful.

the film was even very moving at times. I wanted to find problems with the movie but found more good points rather than bad points. which is rare in a Uwe Boll film. many of the characters were still 2 Dimensional but the music,action,plot made up for many of the mistakes.

Some war films about Vietnam show the power of the American army, but this film at least shows the Americans being kicked about which I have only seen in Platoon.

Uwe Boll has made a film and it is not a bad film.


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