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The Green Berets (1968) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and Ray Kellogg and produced by Michael Wayne.

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Sgt. Petersen: [after being woken up by Sgt Muldoon] 3:30! Is that right, Sarge?
Sergeant Muldoon: That's right, Soldier-boy. That's right!
Sgt. Petersen: We'd better get some sleep! We've got a hell of a lot of work to do tomorrow!

George Beckworth: How do you know we should be fighting for this present government of South Vietnam? They have no constitution. They haven't had any free elections. And six months ago, a committee was appointed to form a constitution... and still no constitution.
Sergeant Muldoon: The school I went to, Mr. Beckworth, taught us that the thirteen colonies, with proper and educated leadership, all with the same goal in mind, AFTER the Revolutionary War, took from 1776 to 1787, eleven years of peaceful effort, before they came up with a paper that all thirteen colonies would sign... our present Constitution.
[the audience applauds]
George Beckworth: That's very good, Sergeant. But there are still a lot of people who believe that this is simply a war between the Vietnamese people! It's their war, let's let them handle it.
Sergeant Muldoon: Let them handle it, Mr. Beckworth?
[Points to a collection of weapons]
Sergeant Muldoon: Captured weaponry.
[as Muldoon takes the weapons from the board, he names them, then drops them on the table in front of Beckworth]
Sergeant Muldoon: From Red China: Chicom K-50 sub-machine gun... Chinese communist! SKS Soviet-made semi-automatic carbine rifle... Russian communist! Ammunition, Czechoslovakian-made... Czech communist! No sir, Mr. Beckworth! It doesn't take a lead weight to fall on me or a hit from one of those weapons to recognize that what's involved here is communist domination of the world!

Colonel Mike Kirby: You're what this is all about.

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All of the enemy Viet Cong and North Vietnamese solders are armed with single-shot rifles and almost no automatic weapons. This was plausible during the early years of the Vietnam war as many Viet Cong were armed with weapons of World War II British or American origin sold to them by the Chinese. The common AK-47 assault rifle used by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese began appearing in the mid 1960s, but there were very few in Hollywood warehouses to be used a props during that time.
In the book "Green Berets" by Robin Moore, the main character is based on Maj. Larry Thorne (originally Lauri Törni, a Finnish soldier who moved to USA after WWII).
The colonel who ran the jump school (and who was seen shooting trap with John Wayne) was the real jump school commandant and a legendary commander of U.S. paratroopers.
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