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    Basic - 03/28



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    Synopsis: Tom Hardy, an ex-Army Ranger turned DEA agent, is drawn into an ever-widening mystery surrounding the disappearance of the feared and often hated Sgt. Nathan West, as well as several of his elite Special Forces trainees on what appears, at first, to have been a routine training exercise during a hurricane in the jungles of Panama. Only two survivors are found, Dunbar, and a badly wounded Kendall, the son of a high-profile Joint Chiefs of Staff official. Neither is willing to cooperate with Capt. Julia Osborne’s investigation. So base commander Col. Bill Styles calls in ex-Ranger Hardy, an old friend and a persuasive interrogator. Osborne disapproves of Hardy who is on leave from the D.E.A. after having come under suspicion of accepting bribes from local drug traffickers. She is also uneasy when she learns that Hardy once trained under West and hates him almost as passionately as his current recruits. With time running out, Hardy and Osborne call a temporary, if uneasy, truce. Hardy cajoles a confession out of Dunbar, who claims that Sgt. West and the missing Rangers have been murdered and their bodies blown away by the hurricane. When they later interview Kendall, he confirms that the other Rangers and West are dead. But, in almost every other way, his story contradicts Dunbar’s. What happened to West and his Ranger team? And what were they really doing out there in the jungle? As each layer reveals more lies and greater deceptions, Hardy and Osborne inch towards the horrible truth about the fate of the missing Rangers.

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    Thriller
    Rating: MPAA R: violence and language
    Runtime: 95 mins.
    Cast & Role

    John Travolta -- Agent Tom Hardy
    Samuel L Jackson -- Sergeant Nathan West
    Connie Nielsen -- Lieutenant Julia Osborne
    Brian Van Holt -- Raymond Dunbar
    Giovanni Ribisi -- Levi Kendall
    Cristian de la Fuente -- Castro
    Taye Diggs -- Pike
    Roselyn Sanchez -- Nunez
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Your standard military thriller. Nothing special about this one, and eerily similar to Travolta's last military thriller movie. Can't remember the name, but compared to the book, it sucked.

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    This movie was filmed at the navy base near where I live in Orange Park. I think this movie was delayed cuz it was filmed from late 2001 to early 2002.

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    Oh yeah, the previous Travolta military movie was "The General's Daughter". Eh, same darn thing.

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    I heard the book for "The General's Daughter" was much better than the movie. I haven't seen it, but people I know recommend skipping it.

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    I didn't like The General's Daughter at all.
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    I went & saw this movie today, I actually liked it a lot. I was surprised, I went to this movie cause a friend had his birthday today and HE got to choose movies.... so he chose Basic... I didnt expect to enjoy it much, but I did.... I thought it was good.
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    The book for TGD was much better than the movie, although that wasn't hard to achieve.

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