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Opposing Force (1986)

A group of soldiers, including a female for the first time, enroll in the ultimate training mission. They parachute onto an island in the Philippines, only to find that the commandant will stop at nothing to try and break his trainees.

Director:

Eric Karson

Writer:

Linda J. Cowgill (as Gil Cowan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Logan
Lisa Eichhorn ... Casey
Anthony Zerbe ... Becker
Richard Roundtree ... Stafford
Robert Wightman ... Botts
John Considine ... Gen. MacDonald
George Cheung ... Tuan (as George Kee Cheung)
Paul Joynt Paul Joynt ... Ripkin
Jay Louden Jay Louden ... Stevenson
Ken Wright Ken Wright ... Conway
Dan Hamilton Dan Hamilton ... Ross
Warren McLean Warren McLean ... Dunn (as Warren MacLean)
John Melcher John Melcher ... Jerrell
Scott Sanders Scott Sanders ... De Carlo
Willie Williams Willie Williams ... Fisher (as Jerald Williams)
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A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything does not go as expected, and the training mission turns into the real thing. Written by Markus Laine <watcher@coos.dartmouth.edu>

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In Hell Camp you are an animal... to be broken, lied to, humiliated and violated. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Goofs

When Casey gets put into the isolation box for the first time, she is wearing an orange POW poncho. A close up of her inside the box, however, clearly shows the outline of her unit patch on the shoulder of her flight suit. When she is taken out, she is still wearing the poncho. Only during the second time she is put into the box is she wearing her flight suit. See more »

Quotes

Stafford: [while torturing Logan] You know, I'm thinking maybe this is not enough pain for a man of your experience.
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A good premise gone seriously astray
13 January 2008 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

They had the makings of a good movie here. A group of soldiers are taken out to a jungle camp for a rigorous P.O.W. survival course, but instead of a "controlled" experiment, they begin to suspect that the camp's commander has gone "over the edge" and is turning the experiment into a deadly reality. However, the premise is muddled by adding a female soldier to the mix, a choice which seems gimmicky and which throws off-balance the rest of the plot. (Ironically, the female angle is probably what "sold" the idea to the studio.) Some viewers may enjoy the male-bondage scenes but it's sad to read that the actor who plays Ripkin and is memorably shown tied bare-chested to a X-shaped cross committed suicide in 2001. Anthony Zerbe, America's answer to Frank Thring, is unimaginatively cast as the villain. And yes, the movie seriously weakens in the last 10 minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

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