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Battle Gear (1991)

Field of Fire (original title)
Sergeant Thomas Duncan takes his men behind enemy lines to recover a secret government fighter copter and its pilot, a secret weapon all his own. But once stationed in the dense jungle ... See full summary »

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Cirio H. Santiago
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Mari Avellana ... Capt. Phat
Don Barnes Don Barnes ... Jimmy-T
David Carradine ... Gen. Corman
Tonichi Fructuoso Tonichi Fructuoso ... Jeff
Eb Lottimer Eb Lottimer ... Sgt. Duncan
Ken Metcalfe ... Charles Gray
Jim Moss Jim Moss ... Wilson
Archie Ramirez Archie Ramirez ... Capt. Thuy
Ruben Ramos Ruben Ramos ... Maj. Ho
David Anthony Smith David Anthony Smith ... Lt. Reynolds
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Hawk
José Torres ... Sgt. Tho
Scott Utley Scott Utley ... Senator
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... Maj. Terry
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Storyline

Sergeant Thomas Duncan takes his men behind enemy lines to recover a secret government fighter copter and its pilot, a secret weapon all his own. But once stationed in the dense jungle brush of Vietnam, their radio goes out all hope of contacting their home base is out, and it is up to Duncan and his men to get to the hook up point by the agreed time. A traitor in the home camp is sending messages to the enemy side; Duncan must hurry! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Action | Adventure | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Gear See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

David Carradine's character is named "Gen. Corman", after B-movie mogul Roger Corman, director Cirio H. Santiago's longtime business partner. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Duncan: It's your life. I can't teach you the bush over night.
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Edited into Kill Zone (1993) See more »

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This is better than Terminator 2 and Hard Target combined!
14 April 1999 | by movieguy-36See all my reviews

Gosh! How come nobody in my town has seen this masterpiece? Probably 'cause it's too hard to find. Either way, I have taped it off of HBO and love every minute of it. It was actually the second or third movie I had in my collection of over 2,000 videos. And it's still the best action movie I've ever seen, or at least that I can think of. Everybody's always complaining about action movies not having enough action. That's not true with this one...95% action and 5% talking. It still has a plot, too. Here it goes: Major Ironhand goes down during a firefight and he parachutes down with his buddy. So this airforce guy battles some Viet Cong soldiers until a special-forces team of six guys arrives. They battle about 200 of the enemies to rescue him, but then they gotta get him out. Another 200 army dudes are out there, even though Santiago uses the same extras over and over. No problem, though; the squibs are abundant, the music is riveting, the dialogue ain't too shabby, and the action, of course, is non-stop. The ending is tremendous, having more shootouts than Hollywood can offer. My only complaint: David Carradine is limited to a small role, but besides, he saves the day! Jimmy T. is my favorite character, too. Dramatic stuff there. Cirio Santiago, you rule! Thanks, man, for making the greatest action movie of all-time. Platoon sucks compared to this.


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