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Go Tell the Spartans [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 29572127
  • Release Date: 12/01/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • On Camera Interviews with Marc Singer, Joe Unger, David Clennon Jonathan Goldsmith, and Director Ted Post

    Synopsis


    Go Tell the Spartans
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Burt Lancaster
      Burt Lancaster - Maj. Asa Barker
    • Craig Wasson
      Craig Wasson - Corporal Courcey
    • Marc Singer
      Marc Singer - Capt. Al Olivetti
    • Joe Unger
      Joe Unger - Lieutenant Hamilton
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      Dennis Howard - Cpl. Abraham Lincoln



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie if you want to understand VN

      Posted
      jcjiv

      Go Tell the Spartans is an anti war movied as are all war movies. This movie presents the "advisor's" experience in Viet Nam better than any other that I have seen, providing a fair insight into the points of view of the VC the VN people and the US advisors that were there. I was in VN a decade or so later and served with the same sort of people, and in a situation that was not very different. If you are interested in gaining some understanding of the Viet Nam "war" this is probably the most accurate movie available.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Big let down

      Posted
      bignlittlebuddy

      Even though Burt Lancaster and other stars were in this movie , it seemed very "home made" and cheap.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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