The Pentagon Wars Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The Pentagon Wars the Movie

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Based on the true story of Air Force Col. James G. Burton (Elwes) whose mandate in the 1980s was to monitor weapons testing. What he discovers is the ultimate in white elephants--the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, an armored troop transport project that cost the taxpayers $14 billion over 17 years. Grammer is the scheming and pompous Army General Patridge (a composite character) who'll brook no interference. Adapted from the book "The Pentagon Wars" by James Burton.

Distribution

HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Military: Air Force, True Stories, Satire & Parody
Screenplay
Martyn Burke, Jamie Malanowski
Cast
Cary Elwes, Kelsey Grammer, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Benjamin, John C. McGinley, Tom Wright, Clifton Powell, Richard Schiff
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman
Director
Richard Benjamin
Music
Joseph Vitarelli
Producer
Martyn Burke, Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Jersey Films, HBO NYC Productions

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