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The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

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Clyde Jones ...
Coates (as Clyde R. Jones)
Margaret Gerard ...
Flanagan (as Margi Gerard)
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C.O. Williams
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Michael Cruz ...
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Patrol Member (as Eric Hauser)
Miguel Romero ...
Patrol Member (as Guel Romero)
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Patrol Member (as Donald Wilson)
Nick Nicholson ...
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Storyline

The film's thin veneer of social propriety (the story of how the VietCong came under Hanoi's control) is merely a cover for a rolicking old-time battle tale, complete with a hard-tack sergeant, his rebellious sidekick, and a demoralized base that needs to be whipped into shape before the VietCong attack. Written by Binyamin Appelbaum

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Against all odds they went to hell and back.

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Action | Drama | War

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Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Firebase  »

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Budget:

AUD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer William Nagle was an Australian S.A.S. soldier who served tours of Vietnam between 1965 and 1969. See more »

Goofs

R. Lee Ermey's name is misspelled Ermy in the "additional dialogue" credit. See more »

Quotes

Hafner: Shortwave, get your dumb black John Wayne ass down! Get down!
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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »

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Very Watchable
25 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

R. Lee Emrey strikes again. This a good movie, made better by R Lee. His While this film strays from historical accuracy. It gets enough right to make it interesting, even to those of us who we had to be there (VN). There is a very watchable film.


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