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Posted: 6/11/2003 3:39:47 PM EDT
Just picked it up for 6 bucks. Lee Marvin stars. I also picked up Tigerland for 6 bucks. It looks hokey. Anyone see it?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:00:50 PM EDT
I saw the porn one.....it was okay. the acting sucked. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:02:04 PM EDT
I saw The Big Red one. I was a good movie. It's worth the 6 bucks.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:03:33 PM EDT
I like Big Red One, but I like most of the older war movies. Didn't care much for Tigerland.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:20:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2003 4:20:41 PM EDT by GiggleSmith]
I saw it in a Times Square Theater when it came out. This was before Times Square was “Revitalized”.[:|] Considering what used VHS Movies go for, you paid about what it’s worth.[:\] While the movie isn’t all that bad, it isn’t all that good either. Stay away from Tigerland.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:24:39 PM EDT
Big Red One is ok. Kind of low budget for trying to depict war on the scale of WWII. A million times better than Tigerland though.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:25:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GiggleSmith: I saw it in a Times Square Theater when it came out. This was before Times Square was ÒRevitalizedÓ.[:|] Considering what used VHS Movies go for, you paid about what itÕs worth.[:\] While the movie isnÕt all that bad, it isnÕt all that good either. Stay away from Tigerland.[/quot] I liked both flicks.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:41:44 PM EDT
Where did you get it? Walmart?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:55:07 PM EDT
Big Red One was pretty good. Better than quite a few big budget war movies. It has its weak points (German tanks are Shermans!, some of the story line was weak), but I liked all the Garands (as opposed to all the heros using SMGs, like you often see in 'older' war movies), and some of the scenes were pretty good. Tigerland sucked.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 5:00:49 PM EDT
Yup. Wally World. 5.98
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 11:54:49 AM EDT
"The Big Red One" will be on at 10pm tonight on The History Channel[;)]
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 12:43:24 PM EDT
"The Big Red One" was as good a war movie as was being made when it was released. "Tiger Land" was O.K. I think it was a reasonable reflection of the Vietnam/Draft era of the Army. There was a lot of trouble makers in all the services at that time. What should be expected? A lot of them for there against their will.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 2:53:56 PM EDT
I guess I must be confused. I thought John Holmes was in "The Big Red One"." [;D]
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 4:04:52 PM EDT
Best line in [i]The Big Red One[/i]
I think you got him.
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Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:27:10 PM EDT
that movie was great one of my favorite, lot of funny stuff. I like when they are trying to help the woman deliver the baby, and he asks his buddy how to say push in french, he replies ,"Pussaye" so they going Pussaye Pussaaaye Pussaaaye And then when the mental patient picks up the german SMG and says" I am insane! I am one of you ! and starts spraying it.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:29:00 PM EDT
It is a swell movie.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:45:20 PM EDT
I've never seen it. I can still remember standing in line at a video store, when a WWII vet that I knew through the American Legion, (I'm not a member but my dad was for 40 years, and I spent a lot of time at the local post) who served in the Big Red One during WWII, came in and started talking to me. He asked me if I had seen the movie, and when I said no, he told me not to bother.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 8:16:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Best line in [i]The Big Red One[/i]
I think you got him.
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Ditto!! The Big Red One is one of my favorite movies. I thought Tigerland was pretty lame. ____________________________________ The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you are already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function, without mercy, without compassion, without remorse.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 8:48:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Crookshanks: I've never seen it. I can still remember standing in line at a video store, when a WWII vet that I knew through the American Legion, (I'm not a member but my dad was for 40 years, and I spent a lot of time at the local post) who served in the Big Red One during WWII, came in and started talking to me. He asked me if I had seen the movie, and when I said no, he told me not to bother.
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It's too bad your friend had such a view towards the movie. It is one of my favorites. I laugh every time the GI of Italian heritage is bartering with the little Sicilian kid. In the middle of this stream of Italian you here "Jesse James." [:D] Like most war movies this one is fiction based rather loosely on fact. If you remember that then it's a good movie. Your friend was "there" and forgot it was a fiction movie based loosely on fact. This is not a diss aimed at your friend. Probably most veterans who have "been there" look dimly upon fictional stories depicting where they served.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 9:38:25 PM EDT
Besides "The Big Red One" had Luke Skywalker!
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 5:25:53 PM EDT
Really good movie with lots of good looks at M1 rifles,but the gas chamber scene with the GI shooting 8 million rounds strait with his M1 was a bit much! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:25:50 PM EDT
He didn't shoot "8 million rounds straight," he paused and reloaded. I thought that was the best scene in the film.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 9:16:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: He didn't shoot "8 million rounds straight," he paused and reloaded. I thought that was the best scene in the film.
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If you got it on DVD or tape look when lee Marvin(god bless his soul) hands the soldier another clip and says get him for me too (about twelve straight on camera shots! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 9:23:39 PM EDT
I watched the movie and in the back of my head A little switch went off,and it said get back the M1 you sold your son-in-law for 750.00! This morning I traded him a R1A1 with three mags and 200(battle pack) for the grande back! Wahoo am I a Happy camper now! Went to the range today knocking off clay birds at 75 yards all day long! Never ever,ever,ever,sell her again!!!! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 12:46:21 PM EDT
Interesting. I saw it when it hit the theaters, and I've seen it since then on TV, but my memory of it was that he would fire eight shots, then reload. The scene showed the camp with the echoing sounds of his shots, spaced like a metronome. The Sargent finds him and, as he's feeling around for another clip, he hands him one and says "I think you got him." Hmm...did they revise it when it went to video?
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:26:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2003 2:27:01 PM EDT by Bartholomew_Roberts]
Actually the movie is based on the book "The Big Red One" by Sam Fuller (who also wrote the screenplay and directed the movie). Besides being a reporter for the San Diego Sun by age 17, he was also a European Theater combat vet who won the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart. So while the movie is fiction, I'd bet it is only semi-fictional (notice the writer character?)
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:35:58 PM EDT
[b][red][size=6]1[/b][/red][/size=6] was ok. [u]Tigerland[/u] was lame.
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