A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
We're getting strafed, shelled, bombed and blasted. And it isn't even our damned war!
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Author Daniel Ford
changed the name of "Tan Hoa" (aka "Muc Hoa", pronounced "Muc Hwa"), the real Special Forces base in Southern Vietnam's Plain of Reeds, to "Muc Wa", for the film's source novel "Incident at Muc Wa". Tan Hoa is a commune and village in Bac Giang Province's Luc Ngan District in north-eastern Vietnam. "Hoa" is pronounced "wah", "Muc War" is a sub-textual reference that means "muck war". See more
When Lt. Wattsberg walks into Major Barker's office to tell him that they got the air support they needed, Barker was reading a book called "Seven Firefights in Vietnam", which wasn't published until 1970. See more
Maj. Asa Barker
Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a goddamn looney bin!
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