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The Green Berets is a 1968 American war film featuring John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray, nominally based on the eponymous 1965 book by Robin Moore, though the screenplay has little relation to the book.

Thematically, The Green Berets is strongly anti-communist and pro-Saigon. It was produced in 1968, at the height of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the same year as the Tet offensive against the largest cities in South Vietnam. John Wayne was prompted by the anti-war atmosphere and social discontent in the U.S. to make this film in countering that. He requested and obtained full military co-operation and matériel from President Johnson. To please the Pentagon who were attempting to prosecute Robin Moore for revealing classified information, Wayne bought Moore out for $35,000 and 5 percent of undefined profits of the film.[
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CastJohn Wayne, Aldo Ray
Genre:  Action, War
Release Date:  1968
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  "The Green Berets" is a 1968 film based on the book of the same title, written by Robin Moore.      Moore trained with the Green Berets prior to writing his novel to have it be more realistic.      The movie begins as soldiers are training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There is an anti-war sentiment that is spreading in the United States and David Janssen is the character George Beckworth who is skeptical about our involvement and shares …
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