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|Starring:||R. Lee Ermey, Clyde Jones, Albert Popwell, Gary Hershberger, Wings Hauser, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely|
The films thin veneer of social propriety (the story of how the VietCong came under Hanois control) is merely a cover for a rolicking old-time battle tale, complete with a hard-tack sergeant, his rebellious sidekick, and a demoralized base that needs to be whipped into shape before the VietCong attack.
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rhino0026 19 May 2013
An outstanding depiction of combat on the isolated hill tops in VietNam. Although some artistic license was taken, generally it was anaccurate flick.The fear and frustration in being encircled by the Viet Cong and notbeing able to take them out was anger inducing, all though the war manyAmerican troops considered the war to be unjust and immoral. Althoughthey may be right, they volunteered to do a mission.The war may be just, but many of my Viet Na, vet buddies opposed theWar, who believe fought thee, id is real enough for us to have served.OORAH
18 May 2013
Good god this movie really was awfull. I read member reviews, the handful that were positive, saying things like Better than Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, and I also read reviews by members who laughed all the way through this film. Take my word for it this really is a horrid film. One guy said he kept laughing so hard he felt Chuck Norris was gonna come popping out and blasting away. Well that guy hit the nail on the head. This is about as cheesy and hokey as Norriss movie Missing In Action. The production values are weaker than the worst Rambo movies. The acting is horrible, even Ermey at times. The music is very silly as well. The bullet richochets sound like the kind youd hear in old westerns, the weapons sound weak as well, explosions are like something from an episode of the A-team. In fact the production values, acting, effects, etc. are all about as weak as something youd see on a 70s action TV show. Its not even good enough for 80s TV much less for 80s cinema. No wonder I never heard of this film. This is way below average low budget B-film fare here. And as far as these people who said it was better than Platoon or even Hamburger hill go? I need to ask you a question...What have you been smoking?. Take my word for it, this movie is absolutely terrible.UPDATE: I wrote this review about 24 hours ago. Today I picked up a magazine from about 7 years ago that had Tarantino on the cover. So I read through it. He mentioned this film in the interview. Very strange considering I had never heard of this movie until yesterday.
18 May 2013
This review is from: The Siege Of Firebase Gloria (DVD) I am a big R Lee Ermey fan as you can tell. Him having been in the Nam, he gives aportrayal of what it would have really been like. I liked the action scenes, where everyone gets killed or wounded. The nurses add a realism that is lacking in other Viet Nam era movies, especially when there hospital is overrun. Doubt me, try it and see.
dworldeater 17 May 2013
Full Metal Jacket is hands down my favorite Vietnam War movie ever.There are a lot of other great movies about that also. This is one ofthem, also this movie is one that less people have seen . This has LeeErmy from Full Metal Jacket as the lead and is great as Lee is the realdeal .Wings Hauser does a fine job here also . This is sort of like TheMagnificent Seven in Vietnam where a few good men hold off a thousandVC in The Tet Offensive. The film has a slight patriotic slant, butdoes not glorify war. The politics of the war are left for otherpictures. While this may be a low budget movie, it is not low quality.If you want to see an action movie set in The Vietnam War period with afast pace and good performances from the actors I recommend thishighly.
15 May 2013
The best NAM movie ever, Platoon doesn't come close.
15 May 2013
This is the best war movie I have ever seen. I have watched it at least ten times and could watch it ten more without getting bored. My only regret is that I can not buy a copy of it.
firebase_blackhorse 10 May 2013
as a trooper in the 11th CV ( tanks ) saw a lot of fire bases andprovied protection while building them got a good dose of agent orangein real life R LEE Erma was a REMF taking workers in and out of themarine base ( village was called dogpatch ) write him a letter and askhim why he doesn't really support the troops?? check out thesewww.fire-base.net www.firebasenetwork.net or jerry berry. com theveterans org have let the veterans down, it takes 2 years to get adental appointment at Phoenix VA when bush took office he short changedthe VA by 3.2 billion dollars and the homeless veterans are now up to840,000 is this how we support the troops ?? mark my words he will stayin office by Marshal law
09 May 2013
As a Marine, this is one of the most accurate portayal of a wartime situation I have ever seen. The action is intense but the movie does have its "light" moments. Perfect balance of mahem and sensitivity.
rittersslave 04 May 2013
This has some of the stupidest fight scenes of all time. If I was aveteran of any war I would cry when I see this movie, not because Iwould remember being in Vietnam, but because it is a poorrepresentation of any veteran of that war. Even though the troops arecarrying M16s, that movie resembles nothing like Vietnam. The Viet Congeven uniforms look like old leftover Japanese uniforms from a WWIImovie. The setting is obviously some crappy Hollywood back lot. Theworst scene contains a US soldier fighting "hand to hand" like in a badmartial arts movie. After he dispatches several enemy troops he says,"hey come down here and lets kick some butt!" to a helicopter in theair. He then is shot. This movie is trash.
04 May 2013
This review is from: The Siege Of Firebase Gloria (DVD) I have looked for this movie for a long time on DVD. I was extremely happy when I found. I first saw this movie the night before I graduated Boot Camp. This was the only time we ever watch tv in Boot Camp and it was the only time I was ever able to watch this movie. Now, I have watched it a couple of times. R. Lee Ermey does not disappoint in this movie. A must have for anyone who likes War Movies.
DANIEL 02 May 2013
this has got it all!!waves of enemy charging machine gun nests,hand to hand combat,gritty jokes and humor,and best of all Lee Ermey(d.i. from full metal jacket!this a great film even tho wings hauser is in it.
02 May 2013
This movie and Full Metal Jacket are the best Viet Nam movies ever made. This movie shows both the VC and Grunts sides of the war. This is one movie you will be proud to have. I'm sure every USA and USMC Enlisted Grunt who was in-country will find several moments of truth in this film. The Gunny, RVN 1966 - 1969
01 May 2013
A remote Army firebase in Vietnam faced with inevitable overun by VC forces finds itself in the command of A battle worn Marine Staff NCO. The VC throw everything they have at this firebase day after day and the wily Marine refuses to give in, or let anyone else give in. He wins the respect of the surviving soldiers and the VC commander. Outstanding Flick
itspault 30 April 2013
Spoilers ahead.Changing rules for the draft in the early 70's created a window in timethat accommodated some young men to be excluded from war. It turned outthat if you were born in 1958 or 1959, you didn't even have to registerfor the draft. Now, philosophical positions on defending our nationaside, the fortune of being exempt from kill-or-be-killed was not loston me. Consequently movies of a certain high caliber about Nam such asFirebase Gloria (FB) have a sobering effect on me. The scarier and morehorrific a movie is about that war, the more intense I am grateful Ididn't have to go. After watching FB I am as grateful as grateful evergets. The movie did however have it's share of yuks, even if it perhapstook a sometimes morbid sense of humor to "get it." Decapitation, forinstance, is not something I find particularly funny. A one-liner thatfollows from actor R. Lee Ermey playing Hafner, by contrast, added asense of occasional relief to the otherwise expertly induced horror. Icould go on, but suffice it to say if you dig war flicks and wantsomething askew from standard shoot-die fare, this one might find youhappier for having watched it. If, that is to say, it's possible at allto be "happy" for watching a movie about Vietnam.
30 April 2013
Hoping no doubt to cash in on R. Lee Ermey's amazing performance as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, the script for The Siege of Firebase Gloria was pumped out to give Ermey yet another movie in which he could shine as a hardcore Marine. Oorah!A weary Sgt. Major Hafner (Ermey) and his combat-hardened right-hand man, Di Nardo (Wings Hauser), walk out of the jungles of Vietnam into a hellhole known as Firebase Gloria. Replete with danger and clichÃ©, FBG must be protected at all costs against Viet Cong forces that outnumber his newly inherited collection of complacent men 5-to-1. Finding the commanding officer in a hash-fueled haze, Hafner assumes command and begins whipping the rag-tag collection into shape with lines like, "There is no doubt in my military mind that we are in a deep s*#@ situation, people!" Hoping to withstand the inevitable VC barrage, Hafner realizes during a Tet Offensive onslaught that best efforts may not be enough, and advises his men: "A little religious communication might not be a bad idea at this state in the game." Classic Ermey lines, perfect delivery.The popularity of Vietnam movies during the late 80s was high, and this is one that easily falls in the upper half. It attacks on the personal level with vicious battles and plenty of death, but it fails to embrace some of the minor authenticity details. The battles themselves look realistic, and have been corroborated by enough Vietnam Vets to convince me, but some of the handling of weapons by minor characters is downright laughable. At one point there is a door-gunner in the Air Cav who is firing an M-60 with the butt of the weapon above his head. Other obvious problems exist - like a weakling, female captain serving as a doctor with no weapon or leadership knowledge - but they don't detract enough from a good old fashioned war movie. Some say the best Vietnam movie ever made. And don't even get me started on Gary Hershberger's dead on arrival portrayal of an oddball helicopter pilot.The highlight of the movie is R. Lee Ermey and a few of his classically delivered lines. The low budget adds a bit of grittiness to the characters and the situation. War isn't pretty, and neither is this movie, but the brutality of the situation is utterly convincing. There is an underlying subplot involving the politics behind Hanoi's Tet Offensive decisions, but for the majority of the film it's bullets and explosions ripping through Charlie's guts, and bayonets carving Victor Charlie's organs. Highly recommended for military and war movie fans.Jason Elin
29 April 2013
This review is from: The Siege Of Firebase Gloria (DVD) Has one of the best directed combat scenes I've ever seen. Story is very uneven. Movie should be run on cable more often.
27 April 2013
FIREBASE GLORIA stands in kind with John Carpenter's great ASSAULT ON PCT. 13: It is was mislabeled and passed off as B-movie fluff. While some of the dialogue is hokey, there's enough good to compensate: R. Lee Ermey with yet another showcase performance, the under rated Wings Hauser, and a solid story of impending doom told without gloss. Sidney J. Furie should have jumped at the chance to make this one his final piece of a Vietnam Trilogy.
Vodie 27 April 2013
I saw this movie first in cinema. Then I watched in local TV. I always wait this movie, broadcasted in tv again. It was long time ago, but until now still remember every detail scenes of the movie. Good story, human interest (pee wee), good ending, great director. Can't wait buy the DVD.
chunbob 24 April 2013
This is the worst war movie I have ever seen, possibly the worst evermade.I find it incredible that some people have actually rated it as a 10. Ithasa stunning lack of even rudimentary traces of realism. Almost every warmovie cliche appears in this film and is done badly. On the other hand, Iwouldn't have watched it to the end if it hadn't been so remarkably badthatit amused me.
24 April 2013
Though I didn't serve in Vietnam, I did serve during the Nam era (59-75 1St Cav). I have many friends, however, who DID serve there, and they, to a person (yes, a couple of nurses) agree that this is the best movie of Nam they have seen. Unfortunately, one friend stated that it comes closest to what he experienced over there. Scary stuff. To all my Brothers and Sisters who served, any time, any where, thank you, and welcome home!