West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, experiences the manual doesn't allow coping with all realities and gets wounded. He returns, now fully respect by men and superiors. Besides the Vietcong, the platoon wrestles with the inscrutable villagers, which the GIs officially protect, but also fear as some collaborate with them, other covertly with the Cong, either way subject to bloody reprisals.
I've seen all the Vietnam war movies but this movie is the most realistic. Director and casts have done very good job. After making his directorial debut with his brother
Chuck Norriswith "Braddock: Missing in Action III" (1988), his follow-up would be another Vietnam War feature with Cannon productions starring Michael Dudikoff. The man with the poker face. All jokes aside. Norris' presentation might feel like a poor man's version of Stone's "Platoon", but it turned out to be a very solid nitty gritty portrayal of a war that was hard for the soldiers to come to grips with (nothing but pure propaganda). The performances are acceptably creditable (Robert F Lyons, Michael DeLorenzo, Brian Libby and William Smith chew it up in a major role) and a convincing Dudikoff actually brought across some emotional weight to the part.
Drug agents are instructed in karate by expert Chuck Norris!When local Californian police find themselves powerless against the spread of drugs they call in a Vietnam veteran and karate champ to instruct them in the martial arts. However, when his son is killed by the local mob for knowing too much, [...]
Plot:Forest Warrior introduces us to Chuck Norris who plays John McKenna, a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. As a good-hearted shape-shifter, he helps a group of well-rasied children to protect an enchanted magical forest from evil lumberjacks.Forest Warrior (1996) [...]
A true classic film from the greatest martial artist of all time! Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the [...]
American soldiers versus Invisible warrior in deep forest of VietnamWhile the senseless war rages on in the lush and pathless rainforests of Vietnam, the frail bounds between reality and pure fiction warp, as a battle-scarred platoon of American G.I.s find themselves up against an invisible and well [...]
Rebecca, a young girl, is always picked on by her older brother, David, who has the worst case of bedhead you’ve ever seen.Bedhead is a 1991 short family-comedy-fantasy film directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez. Made while he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Rodriguez sho [...]
A fine and evocative war film with an excellent cast! Not a conventional war movie but a VERY British close up at the inter-personal relationships during WW1 before the Battle of The Somme. The Battle is known for the senseless sacrifice of such a great number of Irishmen - from the 36th (Ulster) Di [...]