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Cowritten by director Sidney J. Furie, The Boys in Company C charts the fortunes of five young Marine recruits. Led by Stan Shaw, the quintet is shipped off to Vietnam. The film makes no bones about the demoralizing effect the war has on its participants, nor the pigheadedness of the military higher-ups who think only in terms of body counts and photo ops. Of the five recruits, the most memorable are Michael Lembeck as Vinnie Fazio, the resident wiseguy (the same type of role played by Lembeck's dad Harvey in 1950s war films) and Andrew Stevens as Billy Ray Pike, a straight-arrow type who succumbs to the lure of drugs; the others are played by Craig Wasson, James Canning, and Scott Hylands. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andrew Stevens New Star of the Year - Male 1978 Nominee

Cast

Stan Shaw
as Tyrone Washington
Andrew Stevens
as Billy Ray Pike
Michael Lembeck
as Vinnie Fazio
Craig Wasson
as Dave Bisbee
Scott Hylands
as Capt. Collins
Noble Willingham
as Sgt. Curry
R. Lee Ermey
as Sgt. Loyce
Santos Morales
as Sgt. Aquilla
Drew Michaels
as Capt. Metcalfe
Karen Hilger
as Betsy
Peggy O'Neal
as Nancy Bisbee
Vic Diaz
as Colonel Trang
Helen McNeely
as Head Nurse
Rick Natkin
Ken Metcalfe
as Major Royal
Logan Clarke
as Bortz
Joe Mari Avellana
as Colonel Dong
Bob Mallett
as Hank
Claude Wilson
as Roy Foster
Frederick Matthews
as Corporal Spaulding

Crew

Sidney J. Furie
Director
Andre Morgan
Producer
Sidney J. Furie
Screenwriter
Rick Natkin
Screenwriter
Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Wasson
Songwriter
Alan Pattillo
Editor
Jim Benson
Editor
Raymond Chow
Executive Producer
Danny Daniel
Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Zucchero
Production Manager
Tony Artieda
Makeup
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