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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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The TV movie Tribes struck a responsive chord with young TV hounds of the early 1970s. Jan-Michael Vincent plays a long-haired hippie who, despite his anti-war sentiments, ends up in the Marines. Though forced to endure the torture of a buzz-cut, Vincent remains flippant and rebellious. Nail-hard drill instructor Darren McGavin is determined to "break" Vincent and transform him into a lean, mean fighting machine. It was all done before in Jack Webb's 1957 theatrical feature The DI, but Tribes had a timeliness lacking in the earlier film, thanks to the ongoing Vietnam crisis. Tracy Keenan Wynn (son of Keenan, grandson of Ed) and Marvin Schwartz won Emmy Awards for their teleplay. A big ratings success when it first aired November 10, 1970, Tribes was later released theatrically in England and Europe under the title The Soldier Who Declared Peace.