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Spike Forehand
12-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Originally posted this in the Vietnam thread, but it got a little buried there and it wasn't getting the love I thought it deserved there, so I moved it to it's own thread. If you already read it over there, then you can move along (-|

I am in the process of revisiting some old favorite Vietnam movies to get ready for BFBC2V, and got to thinking about which MP's fit which classic Vietnam movie characters.

Let me know what you think - or if you have any additions. SlapLab already said that he doesnt' have that mustache, so we are still working on something for him.



1 - Full Metal Jacket -

Every time I play with Czech with that Texas accent I wanna call him Private Cowboy.

http://www.chessville.com/images/Full%20Metal%20Jacket%20Cowboy.jpg

I'll put Krisk down as Animal Brother - always cussing someone out.

http://fallout-mux.wikidot.com/local--files/franky/animalmother.jpg

Dinsdale has to be Private Joker - never laugh so hard as when I am playing with him.

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/222079.1020.A.jpg

My favorite Kubrick film and one of my top 5 movies of all time, you will never hear The Mickey Mouse Club song in the same way again. R. Lee Ermey's greatest/defining role.

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2 - Apocalypse Now -

Beeano is definitely my Col. Kilgore. Always bitching about non-MP teammates who refuse to rush up, and almost never getting hit by any bullets.

http://content9.flixster.com/photo/32/78/07/3278079_gal.jpg

Remec can be Capt. Willard - leading by example, but I also get the feeling he has a dark side somehow - lol.

http://www.awesomeoff.com/images/entries2/mainview/CaptainWillard.jpg

SlapLab can be Chef (the Cajun guy on the boat) - for no other reason than that's the closest I could find to a French guy in any of these movies. Plus I bet he has a mustache like that.

http://www.zvents.com/images/internal/1/6/7/7/img_57761_primary.jpg?resample_method=cropped


This movie has an unbelieveable cast, with some future great actors early in their career: Martin Sheen, Lawrence Fishburne, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper (RIP), Scott Glenn. If you tried to assemble that cast today, the movie would be too expensive to get made - even if you replaced the dead Brando and Hopper with nobodies.

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3 - Platoon -

Currahee is my Sgt. Elias - so calm and capable of moving so quick - flying in to tight spots - I can imagine him with that sly smile when he outsmarts the enemy.

http://www.ugo.com/therush/images/character_studies/sergeant-elias-74/image.jpg

I'll put Borlaxx down as Doc the Medic - always on the scene to revive you and up to his elbows in blood and guts.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7919/doc6jv.jpg

BeansTwoNiner can be Rhah - the quiet brave warrior.

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/data/24189/rhah00.jpg

Oliver Stone's crowning achievement, this film simply blew me away and made me appreciate what our service men and women go through.

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4 - Hamburger Hill -

Not as popular as the above, but I put it here because one of the maps in BFBC2V appears based on this historic 10-day battle. Haven't watched it in 20 yrs probably, but will definitely revisit this one.

All you xbox guys (and gal) can be the cast of this film - just cause I don't know you or it that much - lol.

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5 - We Were Soldiers

Another more recent entry, with Mel Gibson leading a division of 400 trapped and surrounded by 4000 NVA. This one reminds me of all of us MP's, using teamwork and smarts to get out of sticky spots.

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Who am I? -I will let you guys nominate me for a role.

DayliteMag
12-14-2010, 10:52 AM
Spike, I say again, "you def win the prize for all time hugest single post!" EPIC!

Spike Forehand
12-14-2010, 11:46 AM
Spike, I say again, "you def win the prize for all time hugest single post!" EPIC!

So epic I put it up twice - lol.

xMisFitToyx
12-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Somebody has wayyyy to much time on their hands.......... :))

Great post... :cheers:

dinsdale1978
12-14-2010, 01:42 PM
I'll take Joker. I nearly look like him as well. A bespectacled librarian that I am.

krisk6
12-14-2010, 02:44 PM
lol sorry about my mouth but you know how war goes lol

Sampsta
12-15-2010, 06:52 AM
Those are definitely great clips from great movies...

Sup3rman
12-16-2010, 03:42 PM
Good gracious man..the game can't come any soonerr!!!!! :((

krisk6
12-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Good gracious man..the game can't come any soonerr!!!!! :((
LOL I strongly agree!!!! :((

MrBlitzer72
12-17-2010, 05:28 PM
Anybody else notice the new achievements posted at the bottom of your stats page at bfbcs.com? Zippo lighters???...wayyyy cool! :D "Would you kindly STFU"...even cooler! :))

~Blitz

krisk6
12-20-2010, 12:31 PM
Ya I have seen them on there for at least a week and a half....

VisualOddity
12-21-2010, 03:01 PM
I think I'd prolly be closest to Animal or Joker. Any xbox guys (and girl lol) that play with me wanna comment? lol

Beano
12-21-2010, 05:00 PM
Man I can't believe I missed this post. Awesome post. I will have to ponder a name for you.

I nominate we change curahees to Ringo, as he was playing rock band beetles last night instead if taking my game invites lol.

Borlaxx
12-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Is there a character named Sgt. Spam?

Sup3rman
12-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Man I can't believe I missed this post. Awesome post. I will have to ponder a name for you.

I nominate we change curahees to Ringo, as he was playing rock band beetles last night instead if taking my game invites lol.

lol..sorry about that Beano. My wife and kids wanted to play since I couldn't find where I put the new game I got for them. Trust me..would love to have been playing BC2 instead. lol

sureMOE
12-21-2010, 08:39 PM
Where am I in there? Have I really been gone that long! Maybe I will be this guy:

http://www.insidesocal.com/tv/tropic-thunder-gore.jpg

and Beeano is this guy:

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/894/894311/tropic-thunder-20080728005127406_640w.jpg

and krisk is this guy:

http://img.listal.com/image/402671/600full-tropic-thunder-photo.jpg

and Curahee is this guy:

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z107/mastashake123/tropic_thunder_xl_03--film-A.jpg

and dinsdale is this guy

http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20081211/425.cruise.tom.tropicthunder.lc.121108.jpg

and spike is this guy

http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2008_Tropic_Thunder/2008_tropic_thunder_wallpaper_006.jpg

and czech is this guy

http://www.celebritywonder.com/wp/Danny_R._McBride_in_Tropic_Thunder_Wallpaper_6_128 0.jpg

and...I think I have run outta guys...so...yeah, this seems fitting...right?

sam007
12-22-2010, 01:48 AM
Holy crap, AWESOME post. Spike put lots of thought into this one.

Never thought I'd show up on the list, let alone as Rah.

*Pounds own chest*

Dang, I can`t think of any movies related to Vietnam besides those already mentioned.

SlapLaB
12-22-2010, 03:59 AM
and...I think I have run outta guys...so...yeah, this seems fitting...right?

=))
Well done... I had forgotten about this film...

Spike Forehand
12-22-2010, 10:51 AM
Where am I in there? Have I really been gone that long!

Yes - you have been gone a while - which makes you this guy:


http://www.onlygoodmovies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/apocalypse-now-brando.jpg


EXERMINATE HIS COMMAND. WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE.

roadrnr
12-22-2010, 11:26 AM
Last night, Visodd reminded me of Sgt. Elias. The way he was running around all stealth like knifing people in the back :D

sureMOE
12-22-2010, 12:24 PM
Hahahahaha...nicely played! I definitely have a bit of unbalance about me...it's what drives to me to pelvic thrust on top of all my dead victims...which, if I could just stop doing that, I would probably have a much better k/d ratio! :))



Where am I in there? Have I really been gone that long!

Yes - you have been gone a while - which makes you this guy:


http://www.onlygoodmovies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/apocalypse-now-brando.jpg


EXERMINATE HIS COMMAND. WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE.

VisualOddity
12-23-2010, 04:32 PM
Last night, Visodd reminded me of Sgt. Elias. The way he was running around all stealth like knifing people in the back :D


Awesome, now I just have to remember who this is and what he did... :o

Sampsta
12-26-2010, 06:47 PM
makes me want to go grab a surf board and hit the waves during a mortar strike