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John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!

Friendly Fire Ep 14: Force 10 from Navarone

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Force 10 from Navarone: Is an elite task-force the only way to blow-up a bridge or just the best way? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John flip their hats and prepare their briefcases while strategically reviewing this 1978 semi-sequel!

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Next film, Red Dawn, is available via:

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Friendly Fire Ep 13: Three Kings

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Three Kings: Was this a war movie or a heist flick? Can’t it be both? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John figure out who’s the main-man while debating the extreme color palette choices of this 1999 adventure.

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Next film, Force 10 from Navarone, is available via:
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Friendly Fire Ep 12: MASH

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MASH: Does this film hold a mirror up to 1960's society or is it merely a baby boomer entitlement fever dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John perform some zany antics while attempting to salvage Gary Burghoff's Twitter account

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Next film, Three Kings, is available via:

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Friendly Fire Ep 11: Enemy at the Gates

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Enemy at the Gates: Is this film about the legendary rise of Vassili Zaitsev or is it just another Hollywood romance job? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John scope out the many talking points of the Eastern Front while persuading each other with bacon and chocolate bars.

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Next film, MASH, is available via:

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Friendly Fire Ep 10: Fury

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Fury: Does this story accurately represent the last days of WWII or is this a melting pot of popular war tropes? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John quote their favorite bible verses while also taking the tracks off this tank of a movie!

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Next film, Enemy at the Gates, is available via:

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Friendly Fire Bonus: 7 Days in Entebbe

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7 Days in Entebbe: Is it a dramatic retelling of actual events or does this film further the conjecture involving the problems in the middle east? On today’s BONUS episode Adam, Ben, and John leave their chairs in the upright and locked position to review this 2018 thriller.

In theaters March 2018!

Friendly Fire Ep 9: Fires on the Plain

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Fires on the Plain: Does this WWII story reflect a harsh and honest end to a losing battle or is this a film about confidently facing infinite obstacles? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John taste the monkey meat of brutal filmmaking while accepting that no matter how sad, some stories must be told.

This film is available via: FilmStruck, YouTube (Free), and your local library

Next film, Fury, is available via:

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Friendly Fire Ep 8: Zulu

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Zulu: Is this an underdog film that shows the futility of colonialism or does this biopic reflect the progressive movements of the 1960s? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John volley-fire through the many facets of the Red Coats and the Zulu army without getting all sixes and sevens!

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Next film, Fires on the Plain, is available via:

YouTube (Free), and your local library

Friendly Fire Ep 7: Braveheart

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Braveheart: Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about William Wallace’s revenge-fueled descent into madness? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John rewind all four VHS cassette tapes while discussing the highs and lows of the historical motion picture.

Friendly Fire Ep 6: Stalag 17

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Stalag 17: Is this P.O.W. dramedy a prison break film or is it a movie about coming together during times of distress? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John crawl through the mud of World War 2 humor and discover that no matter what the outcome, first you’ve got to find the rat.