Go Tell The Spartans

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Go Tell the Spartans is set in Vietnam during that period in which American troops were euphemistically termed "advisors". Reluctantly dispensing much of that advice is veteran American major Asa Barker (Burt Lancaster). Though he knows what works and what doesn't on the battlefield, Barker is obliged to carry out the go-nowhere policies of the American military brass. His current objective is a woebegone, barely crucial outpost, which he must defend with a handful of green soldiers and end-of-tether Vietnamese militiamen. True to his predictions, the outpost is overwhelmed by the Vietcong, who have something to fight about and are ruthless in their tactics. Before the relief troops can arrive, virtually everyone is senselessly killed, including Barker. The only survivor is Corporal Stephen Courcey (Craig Wasson), a willing draftee whose initial idealism dies along with his comrades. Wendell Mayes adapted Go Tell the Spartans from the novel Incident at Muc Wa by Daniel Ford. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide.

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Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.

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Starring: Dennis Howard, Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Marc Singer, Mark Carlton
Director: Ted Post
Studio Name: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 05/04/2009
Rating: R
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Full Frame
Run Time (in minutes): 114 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8
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4.0 stars by TheShowMyster

This movie shows America's Vietnam in the very early stages when there were only "advisors" in country and not the full blown effort we are used to seeing. It is not a fancy film but its honesty in its characters is quite impressive.

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