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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)




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This film is set in Vietnam during that period in which American troops were euphemistically termed "advisors." Reluctantly dispensing much of that advice is veteran American major Asa Barker. Barker is obliged to carry out the go-nowhere policies of the American military brass.


Burt Lancaster
as Maj. Asa Barker
Marc Singer
as Capt. Alfred Olivetti
Craig Wasson
as Cpl. Courcey
Jonathan Goldsmith
as Sgt. Oleonowski
Joe Unger
as Lt. Raymond Hamilton
Dennis Howard
as Cpl. Abraham Lincoln
David Clennon
as Lt. Finley Wattsberg
John Megna
as Cpl. Ackley
Hilly Hicks
as Signalman Coffee
Dolph Sweet
as Gen. Hamitz
Clyde Kusatsu
as Col. Minh
James Hong
as Cpl. Oldman
Denice Kumagai
as Butterfly
Tad Horino
as One-Eyed Charlie
Phong Diep
as Minh's Interpreter
Ralph Brannen
as Minh's Aide-de-Camp
Mark Carlton
as Capt. Schlitz
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Critic Reviews for Go Tell the Spartans

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

[Go Tell the Spartans] contains a lot of statements that are meant to be prophetic in hindsight. It also considers the war in terms of countless earlier movies about earlier wars.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Go Tell the Spartans is the best movie so far lo come out of the Vietnam war. It is only 14 years too late.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Go Tell the Spartans is a competent war film, to be sure, but there's no directorial commitment, no vision.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a solid and memorable film about American military involvement in Vietnam.

January 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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