A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.

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Mr. Conklin
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A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.

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The generation gap is more than just long hair, loud music, or a misunderstanding of ideals between father and son. It is a void from which a new force must emerge, a new hero!

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Hail, héroe  »

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Well cast but mediocre film
6 November 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Michael Douglas gives a very sympathetic performance as a young pacifist returning home before shipping out to Vietnam. The acting is superb in this small film about a sensitive young man trying to impress a bullying father who quite obviously sees him as a disappointment. He hopes to win his father's love and respect by enlisting in the army, imagining himself to be a great hero, but finds it difficult to bridge the chasm between himself and the old man.

This could have been a good film, but it misses the mark. A banal but not unpleasant time-waster.


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