The Pentagon Wars 24 years old

They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine...they missed.

The Pentagon Wars

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only one problem. . . it doesn't work.


The Pentagon Wars Cast

Name Character
Kelsey Grammer He was 43, now 67 years old as Maj. Gen. Partridge
Viola Davis She was 32, now 57 years old as Platoon Sgt. Fanning
John C. McGinley He was 38, now 63 years old as Col. J.D. Bock
Cary Elwes He was 35, now 59 years old as Lt. Col. James Burton
Clifton Powell He was 41, now 66 years old as Sgt. Benjamn Dalton
Richard Benjamin He was 59, now 84 years old as Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense)
J.C. MacKenzie He was 27, now 51 years old as Jones (Pentagon tank designer)
Olympia Dukakis She was 66, now 91 years old as Madam Chairwoman, Armed Services Committee
Richard Schiff He was 42, now 67 years old as Col. / Brig. Gen. Robert Laurel Smith
Tom Wright He was 45, 49 years old when he died as Maj. William Sayers
Dewey Weber He was 59, 54 years old when he died as Sp4 Ganger

The Pentagon Wars Crew

Name Department
Nancy Foy as Casting. Production
Martyn Burke as Teleplay. He was 45 (now 70) years old Writing
Joseph Vitarelli as Original Music Composer. He was 37 (now 61) years old Sound
Richard Benjamin as Director. He was 59 (now 84) years old Directing
James Burton as Novel. He was 58 (now 83) years old Writing
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The Pentagon Wars (24 years)

They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine...they missed.

  • Release day: Saturday, February 28, 1998
  • Runtime: 104 minutes