R | | Drama, War
During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.
The south Vietnamese general's building shown about halfway into the movie is actually Throop Hall, which was located on the campus of Caltech in Pasadena, California. Visible in the foreground is Millikan pond and the bridge that both still exist. Throop Hall was torn down in 1971, so this image must have been file footage that was spliced into the movie, since the movie is copyrighted 1977.
Lt. Finley Wattsberg:
Be careful, sir!
Maj. Asa Barker: Wattsberg, do you love your commanding officer?
Lt. Finley Wattsberg: Well... yes, sir.
Maj. Asa Barker: That's fine, because I love you, too.
The only US advisors who carry spare ammo pouches on their belts are those who are armed with M1911A1 pistols. Those who are equipped with M3 submachine guns (like Maj Barker) and M1/M2 carbines carry no extra ammo pouches.
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