Meet Cast and Crew of Vietnam War Movie 84 Charlie MoPic
By Terri Hendry
(Reno, NV) – In an exclusive VIP screening of the movie, 84 Charlie MoPic, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the director, cast and crew. A special event is set for Friday, March 23rd at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. The event will be held in the Crystal Ballroom with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
VA Public Affairs Officer Darin Farr has spent months preparing and setting this up as a way to honor and remember the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.
The movie is directed by Vietnam veteran Patrick Duncan. The storyline is seen through the eyes of two cameramen shooting a U.S. Army training film. In the story, six soldiers are dropped by helicopter into jungle terrain at the height of the Vietnam War. The men begin a dangerous five-day mission, led by Sergeant OD (Richard Brooks), who is an African American. As the unit ventures further into the forest, they are interviewed about their experiences and an unexpected friendship develops between OD and a southerner, with the nickname, “Cracker.”
The movie was first released in 1989 receiving praise and acclaim. It received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenwriting.
Duncan is also known for his work on the movies, Courage Under Fire (1996), Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) and the television mini-series, Vietnam War Story (1987).
Additionally, Duncan is a novelist who also knows how to create riveting fiction. His most recent work is a Gothic fantasy entitled, Dracula vs. Hitler. Duncan imagines the legendary Count Dracula is revived at the start of World War II to do battle against Adolf Hitler and Hitler’s monstrous Nazi machine. His book was released in 2016 to rave reviews.
Duncan served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. The movie, 84 Charlie MoPic is not available on YouTube at this time (7-18-18).