R | | Action, Thriller
During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.
The use of the phrase 'Southern Comfort' as the title of the film, which was meant ironically, had to be cleared by the Brown-Forman Corporation, who own the rights to the phrase (they make the liqueur of the same name).
And what'd you paint the cross on your chest for?
Cpl. 'Coach' Bowden: That's part of the joke.
Spencer: What joke?
Cpl. 'Coach' Bowden: It's a corporal joke, private.
Sgt. Casper: Oh what the hell Bowden, you dumb son of a bitch, you just blew up all the supplies we captured, all the guns, the ammo, the food...
While at the "town", the Cajun Hunter, played by Sonny Landham, shoots Hardin (Powers Boothe) in the left shoulder. Spenser comes in the room and fires his M-16, drawing attention away from the Hunter trying to finish the job on Hardin. The Hunter then turns and raises his rifle to shoot Spenser, then Hardin stabs the Hunter in the groin with a knife he took from a table. After the hunter falls to the floor in pain, the camera cuts to Hardin, who is seen with the bullet wound and blood on his right shoulder. The shot was obviously reversed for some reason.
$116,943 (USA) (27 September 1981)
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