The Green Berets Movie was finally released on 19 June 1968. The Movie was directed by John Wayne and Ray Kellogg in 1968. The film was based on the novel, which was written by Robin Moore, and some parts of the film were inspired by this novel.
John Wayne directed this controversial war film, put on the same list as cannibal holocaust for the most controversial films that had been ever made. But I don’t agree with that at all. I think this is a very fun film, a very decent film, and I genuinely like this film.
When John Wayne made this movie, he did lots of research and wanted to promote the military, not denounce the military, that they are a force of good, and that we should love and respect our soldiers.
The Green Berets Location
Most parts of the film have been shot in Columbus Fort. The movie Green Berets was filmed on the fort for a larger and more real experience for the audience to witness a realistic view.
The sets were created by John Wayne for Green Berets for their training and shooting purposes. Some of the sets were not destroyed after the shooting and were kept as it is and later, those set was used by the American military for their shooting and training camp.
United States of America, Alabama
Some parts of the movie and the main part of the movie were shot in the Alabama border. As you see in the movie, the war sequences and the training of the military with weapons and guns have been important aspects that had been shot at the Alabama Border.
The film director, John Wayne, wanted to create an impact on the people, so he decided to shoot his war sequences on the Alabama border. Nothing is better than a border for a military or a war action film. Alabama is the capital of Montgomery, with a population of more than 5 million people.
Alabama has many interesting factors that make Alabama different from others; Alabama is mainly known for the iron and steel industry, football, sweet tea, and the best place for visitors to receive a warm welcome. The film that has been shot in Alabama are Forrest Gump, Hooper, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
The Movie Green Berets Plot
John Wayne tried to make this, at least for the first half of the film, make realistic as he possibly could, and include support from the military staff. The reason why this movie was panned so much and so badly was because of the director, John Wayne.
Everybody knows that John Wayne brought about the R-word in Hollywood, and the R-word in Hollywood doesn’t very much care, and that word is Republican. This movie was released in 1968, just after the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.
Many consider me included the Tet Offensive to be that kind of tipping point in Vietnam where everything started going downhill; that certainly hurt the film because that was like the pinnacle of the moment when America was anti-Vietnam.
At that time, the liberals tried to shut this movie down. The reason why the liberals try to shut this movie down is because they thought that this movie, The Green Berets, was giving a pro-life message. There are lots of moments in this film that are very sad. We will feel a sense of loss when somebody dies in this film.
John Wayne as Col. Mike Kirby, David Janssen as George Beckworth, Jim Hutton as Sgt. Petersen, Aldo Ray as Sgt. Muldoon, Raymond St. Jacques as Sgt. Doc McGee, Bruce Cabot as Col. Morgan, Jack Soo as Col.
Cai, George Takei as Capt. Nim, Patrick Wayne as Lt. Jamison, Luke Askew as Sgt. Provo, Mike Henry as Sgt. Kowalski, Craig Jue as Ham Chunk, Chunk Roberson as Sgt. Griffin, Irene Tsu as Lin, Edwards Faulkner as Capt.
Macdaniel, Jason Evers as Capt. Coleman, Eddy Donno as Sgt. Watson, Ruby Robbins as Sgt. Parks, Richard Pryor as Collier, and many others.