Which movie did FUBAR come from?

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  1. Connoisseur

    Connoisseur Platinum Member

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    a co-worker of mine says the term FUBAR first made in appearance in the movie "Tango & Cash". Can someone verify this or was it in an earlier movie?
     
  2. DeadByDawn

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    Full metal jacket?

    I heard it first in the late 80's in the military.
     
  3. Night201

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    I can tell you that it was in that movie - the scene when Kurt Russell takes the grenade and throws the guy down the stairs with it.

    Not sure if it was used before that. I would think not, because then Sylvester Stalone asks what FUBAR is and Kurt tells him - or something like that - it's been awhile.
     
  4. fs5

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    Tango and Cash as far as I know.

    edit: guess I know nothing!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fubar
     
  5. Jhill

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    It was in Tango and Cash i think. I don't think that was the first one though.
     
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    First time I heard it was in Saving Private Ryan.
     
  7. moshquerade

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    it was also said in Saving Private Ryan
     
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    its been around a long time, just like SNAFU
     
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    SPR is pretty new...
     
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    I don't know about movies but it was commonly used when I was in the Navy in the mid 1970's and I am pretty sure it probably dates back a lot further than that.
     
  11. Connoisseur

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    yeah i thought it first appeared in a war movie. I know it's in Tango and Cash. Just verifying whether it was the first instance it appeared in a movie
     
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    Barney & friends
     
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    Your coworker is a moron.
     
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    I first heard it in SPR.. it was about the only war movie I had seen then though (I was about 11 or so)
     
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    So your answer is?


    Tango and Cash and Saving Private Ryan are the only two I can think of.
     
  17. jjones

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    Fubar most likely came out of the military. Like snafu, clusterfvck, frag, etc.
     
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    :eek: i always thought it meant ******* ubar! (as in uber, but intentionally misspelt)
     
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    thought it was rambo when they shot a rocket into the cave he was in
     
  20. JulesMaximus

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    Pretty sure it was in the movie 'Blue Thunder' as well.
     
  21. Dittybob

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    I first heard this term around 1972/73, at Misawa Air Force Base, Japan.
    It was used extensively by a Security Service code guy named Doc in block 9 Able Flight.
    Did he originate the term? Hard to say.
     
  22. Fanatical Meat

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    I thought it was a WW2 term?
     
  23. Homerboy

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    "FUBAR" doesn't come from a movie... it was used in movies from the use in the military.
    It's been used in pretty much any military movie from SPR, to Platoon to FMJ... I think even Predator?
     
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    You bumped a 10 year old thread to post that? :hmm::\
     
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