A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.


(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bus Driver
Jane Adcox
Dr. Elias
Helen Craig ...
Bus Depot Manager
Mr. Munro
Mrs. Munro
Ticket Clerk
Tom Rosqui ...
Patrolman #2


It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancée - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Finding the one you love... is finding yourself.


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Release Date:

17 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bohaterowie  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first movie that Harrison Ford was seen in after the sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) though the picture was actually filmed before that. See more »


When the car driven by Harrison Ford is first shown, it has no front license plate. During the trip to the farm, a front license plate suddenly appears. See more »


Carol Bell: I was against the war. I protested it!
Jack Dunne: And I fought it.
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References Liquid Lips (1976) See more »


Written by Kerry Livgren
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Kirshner Records/CBS
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Winkler can act
15 October 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a sincere portrayal of a Vietnam Vet's struggle to regain some innocence and happiness after the war. It also shows that Winkler, and to a lesser extent Ford, have more than one dimension to their acting, which pleasantly surprised me. Ford shows a vulnerability which is not apparent in any other of his films I have seen.

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