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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #259183] Wed, 11 August 2010 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raktavijan

 
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Tears of the Sun
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314353/

Reminds me a lot abotu JA2 for some reason although it has very little to do with the game itself.
Everytime I watch this movie, I tend to make a new save and try to replicate their gear as best I can. Very Happy
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #259569] Sun, 15 August 2010 22:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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Raktavijan
Tears of the Sun
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314353/

Reminds me a lot abotu JA2 for some reason although it has very little to do with the game itself.
Everytime I watch this movie, I tend to make a new save and try to replicate their gear as best I can. Very Happy


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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #259939] Fri, 20 August 2010 02:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pnmartin

 
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For any here who haven't seen it - the Expendables is DEFINITELY Jagged Alliance: The Movie. Go see it. It's pretty awesome.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #259993] Fri, 20 August 2010 18:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raktavijan

 
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@ Willy

I haven't seen it for a long time, but I remember they at least had HK Mk.23 SOCOM's as their sidearm. I think the sniper had an M24, not sure. The rest probably had M16/M4's but I need to watch the movie again.

*Edit*
Right, I'm back with the info. Just watched the movie again and got a good look at their weaponry.

The team was composed of 7 men with two snipers, two machinegunners and the jack-of-all-trades guys.
The weapons were as follows:

An M60 and M249 SAW/Minimi and they also carried LAWS (the machinegunners that is).
2 M4's with red dot and nightscope optics aswell as M203's and suppressors.
The character who was played by Willis carried an M4 with the same optics but instead of an M203, he had a foregrip and laser.
One of the guys who carried an M4 had also a combat shotgun. All of them had as their sidearm a HK Mk.23 SOCOM with suppressors.
One of the snipers had a suppressed 14" or 16" M4 and the other had an M21. They also carried grenades and claymores.

I'm not expert in tac vests and such so I cannot comment on that.

Hope this helps, Willy and anyone else who was interested.

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #260018] Fri, 20 August 2010 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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Raktavijan
@ Willy

I haven't seen it for a long time, but I remember they at least had HK Mk.23 SOCOM's as their sidearm. I think the sniper had an M24, not sure. The rest probably had M16/M4's but I need to watch the movie again.

*Edit*
Right, I'm back with the info. Just watched the movie again and got a good look at their weaponry.

The team was composed of 7 men with two snipers, two machinegunners and the jack-of-all-trades guys.
The weapons were as follows:

An M60 and M249 SAW/Minimi and they also carried LAWS (the machinegunners that is).
2 M4's with red dot and nightscope optics aswell as M203's and suppressors.
The character who was played by Willis carried an M4 with the same optics but instead of an M203, he had a foregrip and laser.
One of the guys who carried an M4 had also a combat shotgun. All of them had as their sidearm a HK Mk.23 SOCOM with suppressors.
One of the snipers had a suppressed 14" or 16" M4 and the other had an M21. They also carried grenades and claymores.

I'm not expert in tac vests and such so I cannot comment on that.

Hope this helps, Willy and anyone else who was interested.



Nice job there, Raktavijan!

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #260021] Fri, 20 August 2010 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raktavijan

 
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Hey, you're welcome Willy.

And indeed, I find it strange too that it was a 7 man team instead of the 5 but considering where they were, I guess that's why they had such heavy firepower with them.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #273184] Thu, 10 February 2011 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee265/it4edda/imagesqtbnANd9GcTOY8VM1WuClUpWtH-P7ivczUyKqPVyvWv2xsue0vB-cItIYzPCt1.jpg

This is definitely a JA-feel movie. Three ordinary Joes on a mission to free their kidnapped friend. They recruit a mercenary and hit south. Battles ensue and people die!

With actors: Robert Duval, Mark Harmon, Gary Busey.
Year: 1986

Just wanted to tip you guys on something not yet mentioned. (I think)

Cheers!
/Dave
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #273271] Fri, 11 February 2011 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rednight

 
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http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee265/it4edda/imagesqtbnANd9GcTOY8VM1WuClUpWtH-P7ivczUyKqPVyvWv2xsue0vB-cItIYzPCt1.jpg

This is definitely a JA-feel movie. Three ordinary Joes on a mission to free their kidnapped friend. They recruit a mercenary and hit south. Battles ensue and people die!

With actors: Robert Duval, Mark Harmon, Gary Busey.
Year: 1986

Just wanted to tip you guys on something not yet mentioned. (I think)

Cheers!
/Dave



Thought I was one of the few people to know that movie. It is a JA feel. A bunch of amateurs rallying around a very experienced operator. The good old Days when professionals could advertise right in the pages of Soldier of Fortune. If someone ever did a retro JA game it would be some retired military guy flipping through magazines and making calls. The mission would make for a fun JA game complete with corrupt police, street thugs, and a camp filled with armed thugs.

Maybe you're hired by the US's ambassador to Arulco family to rescue him as a side mission and you have to bring along his kids or a former Embassy Marine.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #274366] Wed, 23 February 2011 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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Let
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #286642] Fri, 15 July 2011 22:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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Now, over to a movie I saw -83. What I remember of it was that a team of ordinary Joes got out on a mercenary run after money, somewhere warm. High moment was when one of the guys was trying to hit a guard unconscious...

Well, now I saw it on youtube / openflix

http://www12.speedyshare.com/search.php?im=http://i28.tinypic.com/2liv8uh.jpg

JA2 relevance:

- Brothel house
- Stealing cash from a local high roller
- M*E*R*C wannabe characters, one ringer for Biff included.
- Drop zone - with a great mix of weapons
- Prison - check!
- Rebels - check!

Hmmm, with JA2 glasses on it

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #287314] Fri, 22 July 2011 21:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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Thank you for sharing this gem!

Definately JA feel to this one, well worth watching!
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #289173] Tue, 16 August 2011 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GOTH

 
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As I mentioned before: "Ronin".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122690/
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #289195] Tue, 16 August 2011 20:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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Yes, Ronin works. I like the weapon buy under the bridge most. I saw a comment for the film Outpost (2008), that one works too. At least till the risen zombie SS troopers arrive.

Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #289497] Sat, 20 August 2011 00:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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Hi again!
Have had a run of remakes to watch. What turned out to be a treat was watching Assault on Precinct 13. Saw the original from -76 then the more plot filled remake from 2005.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee265/it4edda/Assault20On20Precinct2013-09.jpg

The film has:

- A jagged alliance of different factions.
- Some hot gun wielding chicks.
- Modern siege combat tactics. Much like defending a structure from being stormed by red-shirts...
- Large variety of guns.

- The plot could work as a scenario-play in "our" game.

What it isn

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #290110] Wed, 31 August 2011 07:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rei25

 
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also another aussie war movie is kokoda which is quite good.
war based series, band of bros was good and The pacific. and this isn't a series but hurt locker was a good one.
westerns (yeah what tex does) Johna Hex, The assassination of Jesse James and and oldie but a goodun a fistful of dollars.
also merc based i quite liked The losers.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #292249] Sun, 16 October 2011 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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This one looks extremely promising http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/.

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #297027] Fri, 20 January 2012 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Freakin'

 
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Watched this one yesterday.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #300339] Sun, 26 February 2012 00:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RichieRich80

 
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This movie itself isn't much of a JA like movie, but I think there's a character who's heavily inspired the creators of JA2. In Outland Sean Connery plays a law enforcement officer on a space mining colony. Main baddie Sheppard, the boss of the mining operation, is played by Peter Boyle and he reminds me a lot of head miner Calvin. Though Sheppard is actually a dangerous man and Calvin more of a joke, they have some common characteristics. Both are proud of their well producing mine and they have somewhat threathening attitude towards the good guys. Also, Boyle looks quite like Calvin. In Outland he has a big beard, but regardless I instantly associated him with Calvin.

Btw, thanks to everybody for excellent movie tips so far in this thread! I especially liked Uncommon Valor, but many more good ones have also been mentioned.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #300427] Mon, 27 February 2012 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok, let's keep it short and simple, shall we. One of most dramatic combat scenes ever: CQB scene involving machete, full-auto LMG firing and hand-to-hand combat. Warning: acts of violence and gore, do not watch if you are for any reason especially sensible to this kind of motion pictures.

65 seconds of LS&TSB.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #304206] Wed, 02 May 2012 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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Someone must have mentioned this scene from Tremors, right?
Looks like Tony
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #304451] Sun, 06 May 2012 13:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syrinx

 
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Watched Act of Valor, the other day. It does run like a JA2 mission. At least the first half hour of the movie. It
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #304677] Mon, 14 May 2012 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #307547] Mon, 16 July 2012 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i found this one here, aptly named "Soldiers of Fortune" from 2012:

Quote:
Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things do not go exactly according to plan.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1678051/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers_of_Fortune_%28film%29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OozVGThNGUk[/video]

the Movie has quite a high quality cast with many well known actors (Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, James Cromwell, Christian Slater) and a quite Jagged Alliance like setting and feeling to it to the point, that i imagine the producers were actually inspired by JA.
actually, i could quite see a nice mod based on the premise of this movie!

anyways, probably the best mercenary themed movie of 2012 so far.

and here are links for streaming: http://www.1channel.ch/watch-2734108-Soldiers-of-Fortune

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Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #332004] Wed, 30 April 2014 00:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RichieRich80

 
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The Mercenaries - Dark of the Sun

A gritty mercenary movie set in Congo. It's brutal and very dark in tone, though I only saw the cut version with implied brutality.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #339184 is a reply to message #332004] Fri, 30 January 2015 21:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WillyWonka

 
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RichieRich80 wrote on Tue, 29 April 2014 23:13
The Mercenaries - Dark of the Sun

A gritty mercenary movie set in Congo. It's brutal and very dark in tone, though I only saw the cut version with implied brutality.


Back to this thread after three years, we need to keept this thread alive!

Good tip there about Dark of the Sun. There seems to be quite a lot of these kind of movies made in that era.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #343507 is a reply to message #339184] Sat, 19 December 2015 09:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Wild Geese is a British 1978 adventure film directed by Andrew V. McLaglenabout a group of mercenaries in Africa. It stars Richard Burton, Roger Moore,Richard Harris and Hardy Krüger.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #345061 is a reply to message #343507] Thu, 14 April 2016 04:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Gal

 
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The Park Is Mine, is a 1985 made-for-TV movie directed by Steven Hilliard Stern, starring Tommy Lee Jones.

Its a faveroute of mine.
Re: JA relevant movie tips![message #345069 is a reply to message #345061] Thu, 14 April 2016 16:31 Go to previous message
Cerhio

 
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Wow, I can't believe nobody has mentioned Dogs of War!
It's about MERCENARIES being hired to take back a country in Africa from a dictator. They specifically use the local rebel soldiers for the bulk of the fighting while handling the specialties such as machine guns or grenade launchers. It's almost Jagged Alliance 2: The Movie. CHECK IT OUT!
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