Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Weekend War takes place in Honduras (though the film itself was shot in Puerto Rico). Stephen Collins, Daniel Stern, James B. Tolkan, Charles Haid and Scott Paulin are among the California National Guardsmen undergoing a two-week training session in the Central American country. Before they quite know what's happening, the guardsmen are embroiled in a "hot" shooting conflict. Their antagonists are a band of anti-government guerillas, who play for keeps. More than a little reminiscent of the 1981 theatrical feature Southern Comfort, the made-for-TV Weekend War first aired February 1, 1988.
National-Guard, training, conflict, guerrilla, revolution, bridge [structure]