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The Boys in Company C

5.9
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Original title
The Boys in Company C
Year
Running time
127 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Rick Natkin, Sidney J. Furie
Music
Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Cinematography
Godfrey Godar
Cast
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Producer
Golden Harvest Company. Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Genre
War | Army. Vietnam War
Synopsis / Plot
This war drama (which prefigures the later "Full Metal Jacket") follows the lives of five young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp in 1967 through a tour in Vietnam in 1968 that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they can defeat a rival soccer team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines. But as they might have predicted, nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems.
Awards
1978: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male (Andrew Stevens)
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