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The 716th (2018)

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THE 716TH is a wildly fun, sci-fi adventure short film about a pair of unlikely heroes: two insubordinate non-automated combat medics and their admirably brave but poorly conceived, at ... See full summary »

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Andrew Bowen

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Andrew Bowen
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Credited cast:
John Asher ... Ash
Andrew Bowen ... Doc
Drew Curtis ... Rak Soldier
Steven Huff ... Alien Commander
Lauren McFall ... Scout
Taj Speights ... Teer
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THE 716TH is a wildly fun, sci-fi adventure short film about a pair of unlikely heroes: two insubordinate non-automated combat medics and their admirably brave but poorly conceived, at times comical attempt to rescue a pair of injured infantry soldiers. Written by ICD Entertainment, Inc.

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Outcasts. Misfits. Rebels. Heroes.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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$12,000 (estimated)
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I.C.D. Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Andrew Bowen also lent his voice to the popular online Star Wars: the old Republic. He played an egocentric heart-of-gold combat medic... Named 'Doc' See more »

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Director Andrew Bowen added several hilarious bloopers and outtakes that happened on set to the films end credits. The sequence is one of the funniest parts of the film! See more »

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A short film about nothing
31 May 2019 | by svtcobra331See all my reviews

Excellent costumes, CGI, and acting were used to produce a short film that is rendered lifeless by the lack of story. Sadly, the main actor has no idea at all how to portray a doctor. One can have all the FX in the world, but without believable characters the story is flat. Having a doctor in a story suggests there will be an emotional, philosophical, or existential element to the story, but nope, just a character who is a doctor in name only. He comes closer to being like Col Blake on MASH, except McLean Stevenson played a believable doctor. Actually, the character is closer to Brashears on Deep Space 9 (yawn). So in this film the grunts on the ground are getting shot up and cut off from rescue, and are under assault from 360 degrees. Militarily senseless, illogical, and laughable things follow leading up to a "Wednesday Thursday Friday" ending, though the credits "entertain" us with "hilarious" outtakes that last as long as the film. Part of me thinks they could have paid the writers another $5 to at least finish the last scene, but they wanted instead to share with us outtake after outtake of someone forgetting his lines and everyone LOLing as if something like that has never happened before. Nothing in the film was the least bit funny. Nothing in the story was believable in the least, so it doesn't qualify as an action movie. The reason I'm so angry with this film is that it was billed as some sort of critically-acclaimed "wildly fun" short film. The reality is that a handful of people made a short film that is pointless, lifeless, and meaningless, then they all printed up overhyped reviews to waste our time watching it.


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