R | | Drama, War
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Tigerland was filmed with 16mm film to give it a gritty, documentry like feel.
My father said the army makes all men one, but you never know which one. He didn't know Roland Bozz.
In the final scene when Paxton comes out to meet the bus, he is wearing the Service Dress Green uniform. The uniform is missing the lapel insignia (brass disk with US) on both sides and the National Defense Service Medal. In addition, if he had successfully completed Infantry AIT, he would have blue disks behind the lapel insignia and there would be crossed rifles on the left disk. There would also be a woven blue cord over the right shoulder.
$26,715 (USA) (8 October 2000)
$139,692 (USA) (5 June 2013)