84C MoPic

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84C MoPic
84C MoPic film.jpg
Directed by Patrick Sheane Duncan
Produced by Michael Nolin
Written by Patrick Sheane Duncan
Music by Donovan
Edited by Stephen Purvis
Distributed by New Century Vista Film Company
Release date
  • April 7, 1989 (1989-04-07)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $154,264 (USA)

84C MoPic (also known as 84 Charlie MoPic) is a 1989 American independent war film drama by Patrick Sheane Duncan.


The film is created as a mock-up documentary of a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) mission during the Vietnam War. The point of view is from a camera following a LRRP team on a five-day patrol deep in "Indian Country" (territory controlled by the North Vietnamese). The cameraman is nicknamed "MoPic" by the team, because of his alphanumeric military occupational specialty, 84C20, Motion Picture Specialist. The supposedly routine mission, however, goes wrong and eventually turns into a struggle for survival.



The movie was filmed on a low budget in Southern California. The film is one of the earlier examples of found footage, a style famously implemented by The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity.


The film received three nominations:

Listed among recommended Viet Nam war films in a blog post on Council on Foreign Relations [2]


  1. ^ 84C MoPic on IMDb
  2. ^ Council on Foreign Relations, Ten More Vietnam War Movies, Blog Post by James M. Lindsay https://www.cfr.org/blog-post/ten-more-vietnam-war-movies

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