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View Poll Results: Best War movie of the 90's
The Thin Red Line 6 14.63%
Saving Private Ryan 22 53.66%
Other 13 31.71%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-14-2011, 07:25 AM
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I was able to watch, on tv, all of We Were Soldiers yesterday.......awefully, awefully bloody and definitely NOT for the weak of mind or stomach!
Actually, I talked to a Marine Veteran of Nam yesterday at a local VA Clinic and he told me that that movie is the closest to realistic a movie can get about any battle in Nam. I have seen other Viet Nam battle movies, but have to admit that this movie seemed to be pretty darn close to the real thing! I, myself, was in Nam, but was onboard a warship/destroyer there.
I also read that the actor that played the NVA Lt Colonel was denounced by the So Viet Nam government for playing the role. He had to write a letter to his sons telling them that he is not a traitor! On last report (2002) this actor was living in Hanoi making movies. Mel Gibson and Sam Elliott were great in this movie! The guy that was in Return Of The Titan's and played Gary Buetre (All-American football player in that movie) was great as well.
I definitely would NOT buy a dvd of this movie. We have military type movies, Under Siege, Hunt For Red October, U-571 that I'd prefer to watch.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:03 AM
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I'd vote for Thin Red Line as The Most Boring War Movie of All-time!! LOL.

In a way, that makes it the most realistic. Anyone who's been to war will tell you that it's 90% boredom, 10% terror.
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