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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)

M/PG | | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 1971 (Mexico)
Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

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Hy Averback

Writers:

Hal Captain (screenplay), Hal Captain (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Officer Michael M. Nace
Tony Curtis ... Shannon Gambroni
Ernest Borgnine ... Sheriff Harve
Ivan Dixon ... Sgt. Jones
Suzanne Pleshette ... Ramona
Tom Ewell ... Billy Joe Davis
Bradford Dillman ... Capt. Myerson
Arthur O'Connell ... Mr. Kruft
John Fiedler ... Maj. Purvis
Don Ameche ... Col. Flanders
Robert Emhardt ... Lester Calhoun (as Bob Emhardt)
Maxine Stuart ... Zelda
Christopher Mitchum ... Alturi
Pamela Britton ... Sgt. Graham
Grady Sutton ... Rev. Dinwood
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Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1971 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

War Games See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Arthur O'Connell and Ernest Borgnine would co-star again two years later in "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972.) See more »

Quotes

Officer Michael M. Nace: That's what you wanted me to see?
Shannon Gambroni: Right
Officer Michael M. Nace: Well that's a whole lot of fun Shannon, yeah. Forty seven years old and I get to stand here and look at that pile of scrap.
Shannon Gambroni: Scrap? That's a tank!
Officer Michael M. Nace: Scrap. You got any more funny games you want to play? How about about juggling some hand grenades blindfolded huh? Want to run around in a field of Cosmoline? Want me to shine up the flag pole for you? "What did you do in the war Daddy?" Well, sonny I stood around with my two idiot friends staring at some ...
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Connections

Referenced in Tank (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Two March
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Jerry Fielding and David McKechnie
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Very funny-the Civil War fought all over again
5 August 2007 | by roblaniousSee all my reviews

I remember watching this as a child at the theater and then on TV (called "War Games") and have not seen it since the mid 70s and miss it. What appealed to me most was the recreation of the Civil War, where again, the American Yankees are forced into war and have to confront bigoted anti-American Southerners. The movie seems to poke fun at the sore losers of a war fought in the 1860s. You cannot help but cheer as a few Yankees take on a half-witted army of a Southern Sheriff as they plow into town riding an old World War 2 M-7 self-propelled artillery gun to liberate a friend from the jail. Compusive actions, however, must not go without consequences. What a funny movie with a good cast.


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