Fries Entertainment released The Siege of Firebase Gloria to theaters on January 27, 1989. Brian Trenchard-Smith directed the film starring Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, and Robert Arevalo.
‘The Siege of Firebase Gloria’ Synopsis
The Siege of Firebase Gloria begins at the start of the Tet Offensive. There, a Marine unit on patrol stops at Firebase Gloria. As the base comes under attack, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Viet Cong lay siege to the camp of U.S. Army soldiers and Marines, but in the end, they hold the base (along with some help from the 1st Cavalry Division).
As the same time, the Viet Cong commander discovers that he is in a similar position to his enemy. His mission isn’t to win the battle, but to lead his men to their deaths so the North Vietnamese Army can take a more larger role in the war. Soon the Americans abandon the base as they have lost too many men in the process of defending it. In the end, the soldiers and commanders on both sides senselessly lose too many men for this base.
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