Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Flick Pick: The Boys In Company C

The Boys In Company C
(Columbia, 1978)

Filmed only a couple years after the final fall of South Vietnam, while the feelings were still fresh and raw, this is a grittier version of war standards like Catch-22 or M*A*S*H*, with Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, and James Whitmore Jr. trying to maintain their sanity in an insane place. Also introduces archtypical Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey to the big screen, when he was fresh from Vietnam too, discovered more or less accidentally as an ex-pat living in the Phillipines, where the entire movie was filmed.

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