Friendly Fire

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 85: Outside the Law (2010)

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Is this film a story of freedom that was split three ways, or just another glancing look at a past battle, with a new lens? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John leave sports out of it while reviewing this 2010 drama!

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Next Film: The Big Red One (1980)
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Friendly Fire Ep 84: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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Does this film demonstrate that non-violence is the key to winning wars, or is this movie just another fun make-believe tale brought to us by Mel "Opus Dei" Gibson? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John don't know how they're going to live with themselves if they don't stay true to what they believe—while they watch this 2016 biopic.

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Next Film: Outside the Law (2010)
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Friendly Fire Ep 83: The Patriot (2000)

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Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about Benjamin Martin's revenge-fueled descent into freedom? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John are citizens of an American nation while they review this turn of the millennium fictional drama.

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Next Film: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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Friendly Fire Ep 82: The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

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All the money in the world can't make a lie the truth, and no matter how strong the love story may be, it doesn't change the fact that some governments commit atrocities. On today's episode the time in God's thoughts has come to an end while Adam, Ben, and John review this revisionist drama.

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Next Film: The Patriot (2000)
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Friendly Fire Ep 81: Casualties of War (1989)

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Can a Michael J. Fox war movie be as brutal as any other emotion-filled Vietnam picture? Yes, but with its own jungle to navigate. On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John buck the system while reviewing this 1989 drama.

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Next Film: The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
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Friendly Fire Ep 80: A Private War (2018)

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Marie Colvin's spirit drives this biopic and addresses war in a way that we don't always get in film. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John couldn't imagine a world in which they didn't review this 2018 drama!

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Next Film: Casualties of War (1989)
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Friendly Fire Ep 79: The Great Escape (1963)

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Can a POW film achieve the same highs and lows of a battlefield picture? It can when it's full of cool-guy-allies! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John devote their energies to reviewing this 1963 adventure.

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Next Film: A Private War (2018)
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Friendly Fire Ep 78: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Can one man's love of history defeat an army? What if that one man also had a weapon powered by God? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, become a permanent addition to this archaeological find—while reviewing this classic adventure.

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Next Film: The Great Escape (1963)
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Friendly Fire Ep 77: The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

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The lines of memory and history can be blurred when retelling stories of one's youth, but the emotions associated with situations will always point to truth. On today's episode Adam, John, and Ben eat eggs until the recording is over—while reviewing this 1982 Italian drama!

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Next Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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Friendly Fire Ep 76: Red Cliff (2008)

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Is ancient history written by the winners, or is it stitched together from folklore and current national narrative? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John never guessed they'd lose to a gust of wind! While reviewing this 2008 historical drama!

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Next Film: The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

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