"Buffalo Soldiers" Trailer


”War is hell, but peace is boring.” This satire about American troops in Germany just before the fall of the Berlin Wall got shelved after 9/11 and then barely got released a couple of years later. Joaquin Phoenix plays Specialist Ray Elwood, a bored soldier living the high life as a black marketeer with a side business cooking heroin. A new First Sergeant (played by Scott Glenn) screws up Elwood’s setup and everything blows up after a weapons deal gone wrong with Turkish drug dealers. If you’re looking for a break from reverential Hollywood movies that “respect the troops,” this over-the-top movie offers some black laughs about the less-than-noble side of military life. (2001)


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