Saturday, September 30, 2006

Black Hawk Down (movie)

Title: Black Hawk Down

Year, production: 2001, USA

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Cast: Josh Harnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Jason Isaacs, Eric Bana, Sam Shepard, Ewen Bremner, Ron Eldars, Tom Hardy, Charlie Hofheimer, Hugh Dancy, Tom Guiry, Steven Ford, Brian Van Holt, ...

Runtime: 144 min.

True story. US soldiers were put in to the fight in Somalia.
of the United States' involvement in Somalia during a war. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an mission that as they thought should take less than an hour. 18 U.S. soldiers and 1000 Somalians were killed.


I have seen it many times and still can't be boring during that. Best characters for me are delta force soldier Eric Bana (Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hooten), Tom Sizemore (Lt. Col. Danny McKnight) and Josh Harnett (SSgt. Matt Eversmann) both rangers.

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Lost Battalion (movie)

Title: The Lost Battalion

Year, production: 2001, USA/Luxembourg

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Cast: Rick Shroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris, Adam James, Daniel Caltagirone, Andre Vippolis, ...

Runtime: 92 min.

This movie based on facts.
American battalion is in trap made by germans in forest Argonne. It was in October the 1918 France just before the end of the First World War.

This movie is a must. I haven't seen many movies from I World War but I think this one is great.

Hamburger Hill (movie)

Title: Hamburger Hill

Year, production: 1987, USA

Directed by: Jhon Irvin

Cast: Anthony Barille, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michale A. Nickles, Michael Dolan, ..
Run time: 112 min.

This story was written by John Carabatsos who was in vietnam in the 1ts Air Cavalary in 1968-69. He has interwieved soldiers that fought on the hill 937 on 10 of May 1969.

The movie is not just about the fight at Hill 937, which then was called a Hamburger Hill. A 1/3 part of the movie takes place in the camp and shows how was the life there.
I liked that movie very much. I haven't seen it again for a couple of years. I need to refresh my memory some day.

Casualties of War (movie)

Title: Casualties of War

Year, production: 1989, USA

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, Thuy Thu Le, ...

Runtime: 113 min.

Very good movie about war in Vietnam and specially about what it does to people. I liked Micheal. Sean Penn is very good as always.

5 American soldiers take a vietnam girl from a village where she lives. She was raped by 4 of these soldiers. The fifth (Michael J. Fox) did not. The young girl is killed after all. The fifth soldier wants to punish the other four. The film is more about the realities of war and what war makes with people.

The movie is based on true story.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Platoon (movie)

Title: Platoon

Year, production: 1986 , USA

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Cast: Tom Berenger, Wiliem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, Jony Depp, ....

Runtime: 120 min.

Vietnam war movie. One of the best war movie I have ever seen. Charlie Sheen started a big career after that movie.

Young american soldier Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) came to Vietnam and very quickly he found out that there are many other things to be worry about then Viet Cong enemies. Two officers (Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) fight not only with the enemy but also with each other....

The best part is when Elias (Willem Dafoe) is daying. The music in that part is great. I felt like I will be crying during that.