War Party

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action

Although British director Franc Roddam's WAR PARTY concerns racism in the US, viewers familiar with his work will recognize the film as little more than a reworking of QUADROPHENIA, Roddam's masterful 1979 adaptation of The Who's album of the same name. QUADROPHENIA centered on the violent clash between teenage tribes in 1960s England; WAR PARTY re-creates...read more

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Although British director Franc Roddam's WAR PARTY concerns racism in the US, viewers familiar with his work will recognize the film as little more than a reworking of QUADROPHENIA, Roddam's masterful 1979 adaptation of The Who's album of the same name. QUADROPHENIA centered on the

violent clash between teenage tribes in 1960s England; WAR PARTY re-creates the dynamics of that confrontation in an American setting, with far less success. Set in modern-day Binger, Montana, where whites massacred Blackfoot Indians in 1889, the film concerns the violence that erupts between

local whites and Native Americans after Binger's mayor decides to stage a reenactment of the massacre for the entertainment of tourists (the sort of thing only a screenwriter could dream up). Mayhem breaks out and five Native American youths are forced to take refuge in the wilderness, pursued by

a posse of whites and the National Guard. The film closes on a highly moralistic note, but many viewers may not make it through enough of this bloody film to get to Roddam's didactic message.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Although British director Franc Roddam's WAR PARTY concerns racism in the US, viewers familiar with his work will recognize the film as little more than a reworking of QUADROPHENIA, Roddam's masterful 1979 adaptation of The Who's album of the same name. QU… (more)

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