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Friendly Fire (1979)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, War  |  22 April 1979 (USA)
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When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.

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Peg Mullen
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Gene Mullen
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C.D. Bryan
Dennis Erdman ...
Michael E. Mullen
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John Mullen
Fanny Spiess ...
Mary Mullen
Sherry Hursey ...
Patricia Mullen
Michael Flanagan ...
Father Shimon
Hilly Hicks ...
Willis Huddleston
William Jordan ...
Col. Byron Schindler
Vernon Weddle ...
Col. Georgi
Jack Rader ...
Sgt. Fitzgerald
Robert Wahler ...
Alan Hulting
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Leroy Hamilton
Bernard Behrens ...
Dietrich
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In March 1970, a U.S. Army officer arrived at the Iowa farm of Peg and Gene Mullen and informed them that their son Michael had been killed in Vietnam by "friendly fire." Their determined attempts to learn more about the circumstances of their son's death are the subject of this true account film. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Bala Traiçoeira  »

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Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam and was portrayed by Carol Burnett, died on Oct. 3, 2009 at the age of 92. See more »

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The Mullens become annoying after awhile.
2 February 2001 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

The longer this made for TV movie went on the more I began to look at the Mullens as annoying. Carol Burnett is a fine actress and comedian but this role seemed a bit out of place for her even though her performance did have me taking sides against her character Peg Mullen. American service men have tragically been killed by friendly fire in all wars but this Mother and Father just about want to start a revolution about it. Ned Beatty did stand out in his role.


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