Cowritten by director Sidney J. Furie, The Boys in Company C charts the fortunes of five young Marine recruits. Led by Stan Shaw, the quintet is shipped off to Vietnam. The film makes no bones about the demoralizing effect the war has on its participants, nor the pigheadedness of the military higher-ups who think only in terms of body counts and photo ops. Of the five recruits, the most memorable are Michael Lembeck as Vinnie Fazio, the resident wiseguy (the same type of role played by Lembeck's dad Harvey in 1950s war films) and Andrew Stevens as Billy Ray Pike, a straight-arrow type who succumbs to the lure of drugs; the others are played by Craig Wasson, James Canning, and Scott Hylands.~Hal Erickson
I had seen a couple of clips from this movie on YouTube, and was impressed enough to see this movie. One of the high points was seeing R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as The Gunny in Full Metal Jacket, portraying a sergeant in a pre-gunny role.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
When I was in my early twenties I would watch this movie every chance I got on cable. I do believe it was one of the first Vietnam War movies. Several actors just getting started and R. Lee Ermey's first acting role I believe. It does a great job showing the frustration and chaos involved in that war.
This movie turned out really good in my opinion! Very well thought out war movie. Plenty of action and a strong storyline with a good group of actors. If you’re into war movies than you need to see this movie!!