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84 Charlie Mopic (1989)

84 Charlie Mopic

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84 Charlie Mopic offers the Vietnam experience as seen through the eyes of a combat photographer (Mopic is slang for the Army Motion Picture Unit). Byron Thames plays a combat cameraman who has already been on two tours of duty; he goes on a third because he is intrigued by a reel of film found on the body of a dead photographer. Thames must answer to green lieutenant Jonathan Emerson and experienced sergeant Richard Brooks. In straight-on, non-judgemental fashion, we are shown the day-to-day struggle to stay alive, meeting the main characters in the natural course of action. As the mission winds down, Thames is compelled to abandon his camera to rescue a fellow soldier; as a result, yet another roll of film returns to headquarters without the photographer. 84 Charlie Mopic isn't about politics or collective guilt; it's about survival.more
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Patrick Duncan, Patrick Sheane Duncan
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Jason Tomlins
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Joseph Hieu
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Don Schiff
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Critic Reviews for 84 Charlie Mopic

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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A sharply observed drama about the Vietnam War, Patrick Sheane Duncan's indie, 84 Charlie mopic (title refers to motion picture), depicts in a realistic way the emergence of camardaerie among a reconnaissance squad from the POV of a cameraman.

Full Review… | February 3, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for 84 Charlie Mopic

One of the best and little viewed Vietnam pictures. Patrick Duncan perhaps suffered from the fatigue of viewers who had been inundated with bigger budget productions. Perhaps audiences were Vietnamed out. Nonetheless, this is a unique perspective and worth tracking down.

John Ballantine
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½

actually fairly well done film. done from an interesting perspective with a lot of tidbits about soldier life for history buffs.

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