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#1 Douglas Wilkinson

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:39 PM

Sometime around 1980/81, I snuck into a theatre with a friend and watched a very adult war film. I can recall only two scenes. One involved tanks (British, I think) rolling across a desert and crushing opponents (Arab resistance fighters, I believe) as they lay in ambush just under the sand. I vividly recall blood flying out of their mouths. The other scene involved the low-tech resistance fighters hurling bottle of lit petrol from a cliff onto a column of tanks and artillery.

Any ideas? I was six or seven. I should have been watching Mr. Mom or something.

Thanks.

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#2 chris dye

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:08 PM

Sometime around 1980/81, I snuck into a theatre with a friend and watched a very adult war film. I can recall only two scenes. One involved tanks (British, I think) rolling across a desert and crushing opponents (Arab resistance fighters, I believe) as they lay in ambush just under the sand. I vividly recall blood flying out of their mouths. The other scene involved the low-tech resistance fighters hurling bottle of lit petrol from a cliff onto a column of tanks and artillery.

Any ideas? I was six or seven. I should have been watching Mr. Mom or something.

Thanks.

dw


Perhaps it was Lion of the Desert?
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#3 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:57 PM

I can't think of that one but a later 80s or 90s movie "Tank" dir. by Kevin Reynolds about the Russians
in Afghanistan is an amazing film, well worth watching, that might jar your memory.
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#4 Douglas Wilkinson

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:03 PM

YES!! LION OF THE DESERT!! THAT'S IT!! THANK-YOU!!
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#5 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:20 AM

i saw this last one tim, a lost russian tank in afganistan it was a fantastic war movie.....
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