The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.
Patrick Sheane Duncan
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.Written by
Tom Hockersmith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The original script was written by Rick Natkin for a film class at Yale University in 1973. See more »
When the Marines are in-country, Sergeant Curry(Noble Willingham) begins his leering speech to the men "Today is the day of the start of a new body count....the man who scores the biggest body count gets two days of R and R at China Beach", the soundtrack has him saying this speech but his mouth isn't moving. A few seconds later he continues his speech, his mouth is now seen moving but it's not matching the words he is saying. See more »
So, how did you get this game set up sir?
General Sloan was so impressed with what we did that he set it up. Foster, do you realize that we took out a communication outpost, captured an enemy stronghold and wiped out an entire company of NVA regulars?
Do you believe everything I just said Foster?
Well, yes sir.
Well then, I guess they should make you a General, too.
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I have seen comments that this movie doesn't show the Vietnam war the way it was. I strongly disagree -- I think this movie tells it like it was: A war of politics, greed, drug abuse, and general mayhem. My only gripe regarding this movie is the short sightedness of the company that owns the rights not to release it on DVD, and a special remastered DTS/Dolby Digital version at that.
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