A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Robert De Niro,
Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela and their wedding-party is also the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
after watching this movie,I find out American is the most racist, lier people in this world. I donn't believe it won 5 Oscars, got 8.2 in IMDb. I am vietnamese and as other vietnamese people, we love our people, we love our country and Never, Never, Never made fun in killing my own people or other, we killing because American push us to do so, we have no choice. the story is turn up side down, from black to white , the Vietnamese people have tried with all their ability to fight the invade then as in movie they become the evil. on the other hand, the US come and invade VN and killing 5 millions Vietnamese people and become heroes, victims of the war. How many people have died because of B52, Napalm bombinng, orange agent.... the most evil thing is they use Vietnamize war, using Vietnamese fighting Vietnamese. If Vietcong are evil like in this stupid movie, how come they win the war? how come they got the strong support from the Civilians? Most Vietcong are the farmer, their life is their land, their ancestor. as the war go on, Us bombing, killing innocent people, these farmer had no choice, they need to fight for their life, for the land, for their country. A loser rewrited the history and get 5 Oscar!!!
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