MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,380 this week

Friendly Fire (1979)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, War  |  22 April 1979 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 294 users  
Reviews: 15 user

When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 30 Mar 2011
 
a list of 3309 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 154 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 847 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Friendly Fire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Friendly Fire (TV Movie 1979)

Friendly Fire (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Friendly Fire.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known as a soon to be spinster if she doesn't marry soon. She isn't looking forward to ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page
Zuma Beach (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Suzanne Somers, Steven Keats, Mark Wheeler
Sweet William (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young woman has a perfect love affair with a zealous writer. When she finds out that he's also a highly manipulative womanizer, it's too late - she's already too much in love to quit him. Things start to get really complicated.

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: Sam Waterston, Jenny Agutter, Anna Massey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

Director: Alan Alda
Stars: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou
Turk 182! (1985)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall
The Marriage Fool (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A widower becomes re-charged when he meets an outgoing widow, but his son tries to block the romance.

Director: Charles Matthau
Stars: Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, John Stamos
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This made-for-television movie is a dramatization of the life of the founder of Los Angeles's first alcoholic recovery center for women, Beatrice O'Reilly.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Carol Burnett, Lloyd Bridges, Marian Mercer
Friendly Fire (Video 2006)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A surreal fantasy on the themes of love and friendship, set to the music and songs of the Sean Lennon album "Friendly Fire".

Director: Michele Civetta
Stars: Sean Lennon, Asia Argento, Jordana Brewster
Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie 1964)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.

Directors: Joe Layton, Dave Geisel
Stars: Carol Burnett, Jane White, Jack Gilford
Hostage (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Mike Anscombe, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins, Doris Belack
Young Love, First Love (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Leslie Ackerman, Valerie Bertinelli, Charlie Brill
Father Figure (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Jerry London
Stars: Hal Linden, Timothy Hutton, Jeremy Licht
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Peg Mullen
...
Gene Mullen
...
C.D. Bryan
Dennis Erdman ...
Michael E. Mullen
...
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
...
Leroy Hamilton
Bernard Behrens ...
Dietrich
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Bala Traiçoeira  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On a second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1970, Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf, 37, was heading the Americal Division's 1st. Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Brigade, when a section of its company became trapped in a mine field. Schwarzkopf was the first to arrive at the scene in a helicopter and oversaw the immediate evacuation of the wounded. The factual events that unfold in this telefeature are based on the book by C.D.B. Bryan. Schwarzkopf's pseudonymous character, Col. Byron Schindler, is portrayed here by William Jordan. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Friendly Fire
22 December 2004 | by (Germantown, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago on television and I was deeply moved by it. I don't agree with the comment another reader posted that the Mullens were trying to start a revolution about their son's death. What they were mad about, and rightly so in my opinion was the apparent cover-up the military did on the death. They only wanted the real truth about how their son died not a lot of lies which is what they got. I thought Carol Burnett was marvelous in her role. Up until that time, I had never seen her in anything but a comedic role and it was refreshing to see her in a dramatic role. Ned Beatty, as usual, was his stoic self. I would have liked to have seen his character display a bit more emotion but that was how the male society was at that time, very unemotional. Has this movie ever been released on video or DVD? I would love to get a copy.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
THIS MOVIE IS EVEN MORE TIMELY TODAY TEDPLUS
medal ambertirny
Col. Byron Schindler hueydoc
Why no autopsy? FlirtyOldMan
Discuss Friendly Fire (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?