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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

Story of a cover up in the military.

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Air Force Lt. Col. John Burton was assigned to evaluate the usefulness of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, an Army troop carrier/scout vehicle that, in its final redesign, was effectively a deathtrap for its occupants. Burton keeps trying to execute a proper live-fire armor test on it but is constantly subverted by his temporary commanding officer, Army Maj. Gen. Partridge, in order to get it under construction and in the field. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Die Bradley-Affäre  »

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Part of this movie was filmed at Camp Roberts CA. The base served as a large basic training site during WWII. See more »

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The vehicle did not get the name "Bradley" until after General Omar Bradley died in 1981. Prior to that, it was known as the IFV/CFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle/Combat Fighting Vehicle), See more »

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Major General Partridge: Just because the tests didn't turn out the way Colonel Burton thought they would, was no reason to suspect there was anything devious going on.
Madame Chairwoman: I ask you General, filling the fuel tanks with WATER before a test to check the combustibility of those tanks, that wasn't devious?
Major General Partridge: If the tanks had been filled with fuel, there's a good chance the vehicle would have exploded.
Congressman #1: Isn't that the point?
Major General Partridge: If the vehicle had exploded, we wouldn't be able to run additional tests!
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America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates (as Katherine Bates)
Produced and Arranged by Les Pierce and Joseph Vitarelli
Performed by Carmen Carter
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funny, but worrisome
27 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it's quite clever and amusing and keeps a good pace. The disturbing thing is there's usually not some crusader to put the brakes on something like this. The movie really fails to deal with the motivations of the people who so unethically push the project through; they must have some rational for their actions, which could result in untold deaths, but we never hear an explanation. So it's not an in depth analysis, and I'd love to see a documentary on the same subject, but it's quite enjoyable.


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