In this social comedy/drama aka "The Tribe" - Iron-willed drill instructor Drake (Darren McGavin) is faced with a difficult task: breaking hardened hippie Adrian (Jan-Michael Vincent). The outspoken Hippie draftee wants nothing to do with the war in Vietnam. Ironically, he's also a skilled marine who excels at every stage of basic training. Although they butt heads, and despite their their philosophical differences, the commander develops a grudging respect for Adrian that puts him in conflict with his own superiors.
This movie was first released on November 10th 1970 (which happened to be the Marine Corps' 195th birthday). For education, entertainment, enlightenment and inspiration. We hope you enjoy and even learn something. Never forget!
I worked with this guy who was relief forces at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam. He told me a mortar round landed right next to him. It was a dud. I told him, "God had his hand on your shoulder."
His brother married an oriental woman. He said, "It's like a knife in my heart." ;)
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke