TigerlandJanuary 19, 2001
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 7.1/10 (20,577 voted)
Critic's Score: 55/100
Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr.
In September 1971, a platoon of recruits arrives in Ft. Polk, LA, for infantry training before leaving for war. The final week takes place in Tigerland, a swamp similar to Vietnam. Jim Paxton has enlisted; he wants to experience everything and write books later. He befriends Roland Bozz, a cool Texan with a gift for getting into trouble and for helping misfits get discharges. At least one sociopath in the platoon hates Bozz, even as the sergeants grudgingly recognize his leadership abilities. As the platoon heads into its week in Tigerland, Paxton's body gives out, Bozz makes plans to go AWOL, and the sociopath gets hold of live ammo. Is the Louisiana swamp more dangerous than the DMZ?
Writers: Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther
Pvt. Roland Bozz
Pvt. Jim Paxton
Clifton Collins Jr.
(as Thomas Guiry)
SFC Ezra Landers
Staff Sgt. Thomas
(as James McDonald)
Hit the Brakes! Driver
Arian Waring Ash
(as Arian Ash)
The system wanted them to become soldiers. One soldier just wanted to be human.
Regency Entertainment / Monarchy Enterprises |
Release Date: 19 January 2001
Filming Locations: Camp Blanding, Starke, Florida, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $26,715
(8 October 2000)
(1 January 2001)
Did You Know?
The actors had no trailers, make-up artists, hairstylists, chairs or any of the typical luxuries.
Crew or equipment visible:
When Bozz fights with Wilson in the barracks, kneepads can be seen under the stretched material of Wilson's fatigues. Elbow pads can also be seen on Wilson's left elbow through his open sleeve.
My father said the army makes all men one, but you never know which one. He didn't know Roland Bozz.
Not really a war movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, but it is nothing new.
Everyone here is grouping it with other war movies, this movie has been
miscategorized! Its not a war movie any more than "One flew over the
cuckoos nest" is a asylum movie or "Cool Hand Luke" is a prison movie.
This is a movie about individuality, nonconformity, self-confidence and
the costs of that personality type.
The plot is the same as "One flew over the Cuckoos nest" and "Cool Hand
Luke", its in GOOD company, and it holds its own. Its these movies it
should be held up against and compared, not "Apocalypse Now" or