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Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 January 1972
An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is ... See full summary »

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Johnny Bristol
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Anne Palmer
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Berdahl
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Graytak
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Sgt. McGll
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Harry McMartin
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Mrs. Bristol
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Sister Theresa
Simon Scott ...
Col. Anderson
Alan Bergmann ...
Shusler
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Loughton
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Minister
Richard Evans ...
Franks
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Young Johnny (as Gerald Michenaud)
Mark Roberts ...
Mr. Bristol
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An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he can find no trace whatsoever of it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Forgotten Gem from the Vietnam Era
5 January 2016 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

WELCOME HOME JOHNNY BRISTOL is a sorely underrated and mostly forgotten little gem of Vietnam War-related horror. MARTIN LANDAU is outstanding in the title role of a U.S. Army Captain rescued from captivity in North Vietnam and returned to the States to convalesce at an Army Hospital. He falls in love with his attending nurse Ann Palmer(JANE Alexander)and wants to marry her in his hometown of Charles, Vermont- a bucolic little hamlet he grew up in of which he has fond and wonderful memories. When they make the trip, they discover that the town is not there- and there's no official record of any town by that name ever existing in Vermont. And this is where the horror begins, for LANDAU is convinced that a Government conspiracy is at work- that a top-secret calamity occurred there and that the Army is covering it up. This thesis fits in very nicely with what was happening in the country at the time- the general distrust of the Government and all the revelations related to our debacle in Vietnam that Washington tried to hide. For those who haven't yet seen this minor masterpiece, I won't give away the denouement except to say that when the truth is finally revealed, it will be as jolting to the viewer as it was to the Captain.


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