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    What is your favorite war movie?

    My favorite has to be Full Metal Jacket. The first 30 minutes of the movie with Drill Instructor Hartmann and Pvt. Pyle was friggin' hilarious. I still laugh every time I see it (over 50 atleast).

    Saving Private Ryan is another one.

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    Braveheart, Patriot and a bit of "We were soldiers". Not so much so the movies themselves but the Gibson characters.

    Saving Pvt Ryan's probably the best one made. But we don't get to know much about Tom Hanks' character.

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    Well, it was on TV, but Band of Brothers
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    Even though I am not a huge Nicholas Cage fan - my favorite is Windtalkers by far.
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    Very difficult to answer.

    Longest Day, Patton, Battle of the River Plate, Few Good Men, Armistaad, Bridge on the River Kwai are those which have left an impression on me.

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    the dam busters and the first half of saving private ryan as well as most of the above, esp battle of the river plate
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    Black Hawk Down, The Lost Battalion, Hamburger Hill, Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers are all good. Full Metal Jacket would have made the list if the second half wasn't so weak compared to the first half.

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    a bridge too far and battle of britain.

    and Zulu, obviously...
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    also King Rat? and The Great Escape...
    and Das Boot.
    Last edited by Parihaka; 06 Aug 05, at 07:27.
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    Tora!Tora!Tora!, Hunt for Red October (alright not a war movie), Midway, the longest day, Battle of River Plate, A Bridge Too far, In which we serve, Gettysburg.
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    Breaker Morant, Zulu, Blackhawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, I just rented Tae Guk Ji and it was pretty good too.
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    Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Band Of Brothers, The Guns Of Navarone, The Big Red 1, The Beast.

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    Saving Private Ryan, Band Of Brothers, The Beast, Conspiracy, Black Hawk Down, Master and Commander, probably missing a few.
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    Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Today... is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few marines! God has a hard-on for marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?

    I love Full Metal Jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper Fi
    I love Full Metal Jacket
    How could I forget that one??

    R. Lee Ermey is definitely the Man!


    I just started watching Band of Brothers again. I didnt see the last couple of episodes when it came out, so this will be a treat to see them all within a few days.
    “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if the Senate determines that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role… because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.”
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    "The notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress no matter whether you are the party in power or not in power is wrong. Respect for the rule of law must mean something, irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles."
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