The Pentagon Wars


1h 46m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Satiric look at the Pentagon, tells the true story of wild government spending focusing on the Pentagon's use of $14 billion of American taxpayers' money to fund a new troop carrier that they knew would never work. Air Force Colonel James Burton attempts to expose the waste, and at the same time, th

Film Details

Also Known As
Pentagon Wars, SNAFU, Situation Normal All Fed Up
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Satiric look at the Pentagon, tells the true story of wild government spending focusing on the Pentagon's use of $14 billion of American taxpayers' money to fund a new troop carrier that they knew would never work. Air Force Colonel James Burton attempts to expose the waste, and at the same time, the Pentagon frantically tries to stop him.

Crew

Gene Alford

Driver

Michael Anderson

Driver

Jennifer Appleberry

Assistant

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Martin Atwell

Props

Peter Austin

Sound Editor

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Katherine Bates

Song

Josephine Beaudin

Accounting Assistant

Guy Belegaud

Props

John Boccaccio

Assistant Camera Operator

Carla Bowen

Assistant Director

Keith Brion

Song Performer

Susan Brown

Casting Associate

Tom Brumburger

Makeup Artist

Elijah Bryant

On-Set Dresser

Martyn Burke

Screenplay

Martyn Burke

From Story

Martyn Burke

Executive Producer

Spencer Burt

Assistant Property Master

James G Burton

Book As Source Material

James G Burton

Consultant

Steven Butcher

Driver

Jacqueline Cambas

Editor

Marcus Canty

Production Accountant

Bruce Carothers

Grip

Carmen Carter

Song Performer

Jose Castillo

Driver

Michael P Catauzarite

Dolly Grip

Doug Chartier

Dolly Grip

John Colarossi

Driver

Steve Cook

Best Boy Electric

Kat Craig

Other

Vincent Cresciman

Production Designer

Gary Daigler

Coproducer

Gary Daigler

Unit Production Manager

Rick Dallago

Production Supervisor

Danny De Vito

Executive Producer

Jorge Del Barrio

Original Music

Jorge Del Barrio

Music Conductor

Matt Di Franco

Assistant Production Coordinator

Juanita Diana

Post-Production Supervisor

Ismael Diaz

Office Assistant

A J Diederich

Post-Production Coordinator

Dino Doane

Props

Ridert Domine

Craft Service

John M. Dwyer

Set Decorator

Bradford Ellis

Music Producer

Liza D Espinas

Assistant Editor

Mark Felan

Props

Dave Flanigan

Driver

Nancy Foy

Casting

Jason Friedman

Video Playback

David García Hernández

Driver

D J Gardiner

Driver

Tom Gebr

On-Set Dresser

Michael Giangregorio

Costumes

Lorraine Goldbach

Accounting Assistant

Brett Grant-grierson

Boom Operator

Ken Gruberman

Music

Paul Hardyman

Electrician

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Matt Harvey

Other

Phil Hedley

Driver

Peter A Hollocker

Production Assistant

Paula M Hoppe

Music

Casey Hotchkiss

Camera Operator

Bill Hughes

Music Contractor

Jimmy Hughlett

On-Set Dresser

Joe Innocenzi

Driver

Angela Jackson

Assistant Editor

Krister C Johnson

Transportation Captain

Vance Jordon

Props

Jacques Jouffret

Steadicam Operator

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timer

Sahue Kali

Driver

Joe Kelley

Production

Gary Kennedy

Special Effects Foreman

Eugene Kerry

Key Grip

Alex Kivlen

Assistant Location Manager

Bill Konersman

Visual Effects

Michael Krainak

Production Assistant

Tammy Kusian

Hair

Michael Lacorte

Production Associate

Maura C Lanahan

Office Assistant

Fred M. Lerner

Stunts

Michael Levesque

Art Director

Lawrence D Lira

Other

Gail Lyon

Co-Executive Producer

Jamie Malanowski

From Story

Jamie Malanowski

Screenplay

Philip Maldonado

Costumes

Fred Mandel

Assistant Director

Gary Marcus

Assistant Director

Buck Mcdancer

Stunts

Morgan Mcguinness

Driver

Haley Mclane

Script Supervisor

Glen Mcraven

Driver

Howard Meltzer

Producer

Eric Mention

Production Assistant

Dennis Metz

Driver

Glenn Micallef

Sound Mixer

Mike Mikita

Other

Voya Mikulic

Gaffer

John Moio

Stunts

Don Mullin

Driver

Hoppy Munz

Craft Service

Russell Murray

Consultant

Chris O'hara

Stunts

Des O'regan

Props

Xochiel Olivas

Assistant

Donald Pearson

Music Conductor

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunts

Tony Poland

Assistant Property Master

Dan Poole

Driver

Jeff Ramsey

Stunts

Brian Reagalot

Assistant

Cheri Reed

Set Costumer

Mike Reiber

Other

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

David Rowden

Stunts

Griff Ruggles

Transportation Coordinator

Anthony Saenz

Location Manager

Tony Salome

Location Manager

Adam Sawelson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ian Scheibel

Property Master

Michael Shamberg

Executive Producer

Stacey Sher

Executive Producer

Craig Shugart

Stunts

Dave Simmons

Special Effects

Tim Sitarz

Stunts

Val Sklar

Assistant Camera Operator

Eric Smith

Electrician

Jo-anne Smith-ojeil

Makeup

Doug Sofio

Props

John Philip Sousa

Music

Jeffrey D. Stevens

Medic

Robert C Stewart

Costumes

Amy Stofsky

Costume Supervisor

Andre Veluzat

Stunts

Renaud Veluzat

Stunts

John Videgain

Driver

Joseph Vitarelli

Music

Joseph Vitarelli

Music Producer

Nicholas Viterelli

Music Producer

Patricia Von Arx

Music Editor

Glenn Wade

Grip

Dan Wallin

Music

Samuel A Ward

Song

Larry Watson

Photography

Jerry Wax

On-Set Dresser

Craig Williams

Driver

Robert Yeoman

Director Of Photography

Anna Zappia

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Pentagon Wars, SNAFU, Situation Normal All Fed Up
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video August 18, 1998

Aired in United States February 28, 1998

Aired in United States August 18, 1998

Previous title: "SNAFU."

Estimated budget: $7,000,000 - $8,000,000

Budget source: NY Times 02/25/1998

Began shooting late September 1997.

Completed shooting late October 1997.