Southern Comfort

Synopsis: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Walter Hill
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

to read a dime novel.

- The coach, well...

- Yeah, I think I know the type.

Look, these guys are OK.

They just wanna have a little fun

with you being the new boy an' all.

They're not OK. They're just

Louisiana versions

of the same dumb rednecks

I've been around my whole life.

Hup! Hup, two, three, four!

Come on boys!

When I was training in Fort Polk

once our instructor got bit...

right here, by a coral snake.

Just put his hand on a log and took

his machete out and just...

cut it right off, took it right off.

- Horseshit!

- Bullshit!

I swear it's the truth. Just f*** you!

I don't give a sh*t. Believe it or not.

For those of you who are interested,

we are going on an overnight

recon and patrol.

Hush up and listen up!

We've been designated Bravo, that

is Bravo Team, recon and security.

Rendezvous point Charlie, that is

Charlie, is just outside Catahoula.

We're gonna travel in file formation

with maximum use of cover

and concealment.

We are travelling to make time.

No tents, no sleeping bags.

Ponchos and liners only.

We're gonna have all kinds

of weather out there.

Sun, rain, cold in the morning.

Get used to this idea -

you're going in the water

and that water's going to be cold.


You with us?

Oh, sure I am, sarge.

I'm really up for this.

Well, that's good cos you're going to

be my pace man.

Reece, you'll be point.


We're talking about 38km.

You make sure your canteens are

filled at the water buffalo.

Each and every member

does their job.

I don't want nobody

dogging it out there.

You're all buddies. You're counting

and depending on each other.

Everybody does their job.

Now please, for once in your life,

try to look like soldiers.

Civilian in peace, soldier in war.

I am the Guard.

That's right. Try to remember that.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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