Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

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A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.


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  • Anna Paquin at an event for Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
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13 February 2006 | ma-cortes
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| Interesting picture with an excellent interpretation by Joaquin Phoenix and surrounded by a highly capable support cast
The movie deals with an US corporal (Joaquin Phoenix) whose slogan is ¨steal all that you can steal¨ . He has moneymaking plans for every occasion in the United States headquarter located in Germany during George Bush Sr time . His superior Colonel (Ed Harris) looks the other way until a new and veteran sergeant (Scott Glenn) turns up , but the corporal falls in love with his daughter (Anna Paquin) and the sergeant seeks vengeance .

The film is a ferocious and hilarious military critical , it's an anti-army and anti-war/protest black-comedy which follows exploits of a woolly and wild US unit ; being based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor . Ironical recycling of the classic 1950s Television comedy series which was interpreted by Phil Silvers and ¨Sgt. Bilko¨ film by Jonathan Lynn with Steve Martin . Movie characters are utterly negatives , they are mean , greedy , villains or nuts and aren't politically corrects . Spectacular images when appear the tanks , these American tanks featured in the film are actually modified German L1 Leopards . The forest where the tank drives through was planted just for this movie on a green field in front of a real forest , though he tanks were not allowed to drive through the real forest .

Here Joaquin Phoenix plays a top-notch farceur and he is assembled by a perfect support casting such as Leon , Harris , Gabriel Mann , Dean Stockwell and Elizabeth McGovern . The picture obtained moderated success , giving a new meaning on the word 'irreverence' and really fierce criticism to Army institution . None relation to the film with same title ¨Buffalo soldiers¨ (1997) directed by Charles Haid with Danny Glover about post-civil war black cavalry corps . The motion picture was well directed Gregor Jordan . Rating : Good . Well worth seeing.

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Trivia

Based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor.


Quotes

Radio Operator: Bravo Two Zero, Bravo Two Zero come in. Bravo Two Zero, Bravo Two Zero come in.
Hicks: Shit, turn that down man, turn down the fucking music.
Radio Operator: Bravo Two Zero please respond, what's going on Hicks?
Hicks: Uh... Bravo Two Zero here.
Radio Operator: Bravo Two Zero commence tactical ...


Goofs

Sergeant Lee wears a Combat Infantryman Badge with two stars (third award) on his uniform. In order to qualify for this he would have to have fought in WWII and the Korean War as well as the Vietnam War. US Army enlisted personnel usually must retire after 30 years of service. This film is set in 1989 which is 36 years after the Korean war and 44 years after WWII.


Crazy Credits

The end credits include the citation: 'The red cross emblem is an international symbol of neutral protection during armed conflicts, and its use is restricted by law. The purposes for which the red cross emblem is used by the characters in this film are clearly improper. The filmmakers wish to stress their support for proper use of the emblem, which has saved millions of lives throughout the world'.


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Say No Go
Written by
Posdnuos (as Mercer), Trugoy The Dove (as Jolicoeur), Vincent Mason (as Mason), Daryl Hall (as Hall), John Oates (as Oates) & Sara Allen (as Allen)
Published by Bridgeport Music Inc., Tee Girl Music/IQ Music, Warner/Chappell Music Limited on behalf of Hot Cha Music & Unichappell Music Inc.,
and Rondor Music (London) Limited on behalf of Irving Music Inc.
Performed by De La Soul
(p) 1989 Tommy Boy Music Limited
Licensed courtesy of Tommy Boy Music (UK) Limited
Taken from the De La Soul album "3 Feet High and Rising"

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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