The Base (film)

The Base

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Directed by Mark L. Lester
Produced by Dana Dubovsky
Brian R. Etting
Mark L. Lester
Jeff Sackman
Written by Jeff Albert
Hesh Rephun
Based on Story by Craig J. Nevius
Starring Mark Dacascos
Tim Abell
Paula Trickey
Music by Paul Zaza
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Edited by David Berlatsky
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release dates
  • June 1, 1999 (1999-06-01)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Base is a 1999 action/thriller film written by Jeff Albert and Hesh Rephun, produced by Dana Dubosky and Mark L. Lester, directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Mark Dacascos, Tim Abell and Paula Trickey.

Tagline: One Man. The Strength of an Army.


When an army operations officer is gunned down on the Fort Tillman Army Base near the US-Mexican border, the Pentagon sends their top Army Intelligence officer—Major John Murphy (Mark Dacascos) -- to assume a bent undercover identity in order to gain the trust of corrupt soldiers at Fort Tillman.

Assigned to guard the United States's anti-drug interests in the area, disgruntled Sgt. Mike Gammon (Tim Abell) instead attempts to take over the drug business along the Mexican border, and Gammon is working for General Albert Becker (Frederick Coffin).

Feeling under appreciated by his government, Gammon begins killing drug couriers, appropriates their goods, and sets his crew to work distributing the drugs in Los Angeles.

As Murphy penetrates Gammon's inner circle, the body count begins to rise.


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