The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the ... See full summary »
Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke, who went to high school with Sally. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life. Written by
The Marine Corps builds body, mind and spirit. Thank you.
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And now, with a different perspective, we have Luke Martin, combat veteran of the Marine Corps.
Sergeant, do you mind if I ask you a question?
Just call me Sergeant. That's what I was. Where were you stationed?
[Luke's speech is spliced with final scene of Capt. Bob Hyde where he is at the beach]
You know, you want to be a part of it, patriotic, go out and get your licks in for the U.S. of A. And when you get over there, ...
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This is not another Vietnam movie.It does deal with the Vietnam war, but here we see how it affects the lives of two people: a disabled veteran and a woman he meets while recovering, whose husband is away fighting. These two characters make an emotional journey told in a intimate but resonating way.
Well written (it won Best Original Screenplay) and superbly acted (the two leads, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda won the Academy Award, but the supporting cast is also terrific), this movie also has a wonderful soundtrack to match, including classics such as Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth", "Hey Jude" or "Strawberry Fields Forever".
One of the best movies from one of the best decades in American cinema.
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