More than just a pitch-perfect parody of WWII Hollywood armed forces training films, filmmaker Dale Kutzeras funny pastiche of old war movies (with William Holden, Alan Ladd, Elisha Cook Jr., et al.) and a spoofy new story line about a phantom German air force squadron fires accurate shots at its real target: the 21st-century American military mindset, complete with lines lifted from Rumsfeld and Cheney. Writer-director Kutzera peppers his dialogue with zingers (Raise the threat level from tangerine to butterscotch) and even the mistranslated German is a hoot. Starring Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Bennett, and Mackenzie Astin (78 min., 2006).
Director: Dale Kutzera
Writer: Dale Kutzera
Producer: James Keitel
Cast: Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Ann Bennett, Mackenzie Astin, John Rixey Moore and Eric Jungmann