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The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

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Andy Crocker
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Lisa
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Mack
Bobby Hatfield ...
Joe Bob
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David Owens
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Lisa's mother
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Earl Crocker
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Karen
Mimi Dillard
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Mia
Claudia Bryar ...
Emily Crocker
Lee de Broux ...
Johnson
Charlie Briggs ...
Mr. Paisley
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Mr. Bedecker
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A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins and friends are in short supply. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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War was tough for Andy. But coming home turned out to be hell.

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18 November 1969 (USA)  »

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Generally credited with being the first made-for-television movie with the Vietnam War as its central theme. See more »

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Ballad of Andy Crocker
Music by Murray MacLeod
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excellent early returning Viet Nam vet movie.
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i first saw this movie as a child in the early 70s,and saw it again for the first time since recently on tape,it is as relevant to a new generation and war today as it was to the "Nam"generation over 30 years ago.lee majors is excellent as the disaffected veteran who returns to a crumbled former life back home and has trouble adjusting to civilian life.also look for Marvin Gaye in a rare acting role.this low budget TV movie is as good as other returning vet movies that came later in the 70s-the deer hunter and coming home,i like this movie it shows the problems of the returning war veterans and the obstacle's that they faced.even more surprising is that this movie was released as a TV movie while the united states was still deeply involved militarily in southeast Asia.this film deserves a fresh look today with veterans returning home from a new war-to the same old problems.


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