Hamburger Hill (1987)

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This week we discuss the under appreciated John Irvin film, ‘Hamburger Hill‘. The film charts the experiences of a platoon of the 101st Airborne as they attempt to take Hill 937 in may of 1969. Written by Vietnam veteran James Carabatsos and starring Dylan McDermott, Don Cheadle, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Boatman and Steven Weber. The film was released in the wake of ‘Platoon‘ and ‘Full Metal Jacket‘, should it be remembered in the same light as its more famous counter parts or is it just another ‘Nam film? Join us to find out!

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Here are some stills from the film:

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Matthew Moss

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