The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.
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 Lt. Philip 'Phil' Caputo (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lt. Murph McCoy (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lt. Walter Cohen (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Gen. Merle Rupert (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Sgt. Ned Coleman (2 episodes, 1980)
John Friedrich ...
 Cpl. Pascarella (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Woodward (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Capt. Peterson (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Manhole (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Sgt. Willliam Holgren (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Cpl. Kazmarak (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Carol (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Col. Atherton (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Maj. Ball (2 episodes, 1980)
Phillip R. Allen ...
 Col. Perry (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Capt. Lake (2 episodes, 1980)
Bobby F. Ellerbee ...
 Cpl. Mackey (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Sullivan (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lightbulb (2 episodes, 1980)
Redmond Gleeson ...
 Sgt. Furth (2 episodes, 1980)
Edward Grover ...
 Coker (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Stanton (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Van Cott (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Chaplain (2 episodes, 1980)
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 The Drill Instructor (2 episodes, 1980)
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 The Angry Major (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lisa Modesta (2 episodes, 1980)
Sandy McPeak ...
 Joe Caputo (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Radio Man (2 episodes, 1980)
Enrique Novi ...
 Jose Ramirez (2 episodes, 1980)
Sean Roche ...
 Hodgkins (2 episodes, 1980)
Steven Rotblatt ...
 Zirpoli (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Uncle Al (2 episodes, 1980)
Koko Tani ...
 Simone (2 episodes, 1980)
Shere Thu Thuy ...
 Le Dung's Wife (2 episodes, 1980)
Marion Yue ...
 Hoa (2 episodes, 1980)
David Chow ...
 The Mayor of Da Nang (2 episodes, 1980)
Eunice Christopher ...
 Mrs. Caputo (2 episodes, 1980)
Oliver Chung ...
 Le Dung (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Stasek (2 episodes, 1980)
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 D.T. (2 episodes, 1980)
John Ferrand ...
 Sgt. Whitaker (2 episodes, 1980)
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 The M.P. (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Mrs. Modesta (2 episodes, 1980)
Lynn Kuratomi ...
 Yip Yap (2 episodes, 1980)
Joe Lowry ...
 Winslow (2 episodes, 1980)
David Manson ...
 Second Reporter (2 episodes, 1980)
Dani Minnick ...
 Miss Cunningham (2 episodes, 1980)
Scott Mulhern ...
 The Priest (2 episodes, 1980)
Qui Van Ngo ...
 ARVN Interrogator (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Sgt. Wehr (2 episodes, 1980)
Scott Sebastian ...
 First Reporter (2 episodes, 1980)
Stewart Wolinski ...
 The Doctor (2 episodes, 1980)
Robert B. Grass ...
 Cpl. Beckett (2 episodes, 1980)
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The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

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Bagliori di guerra  »

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The name of the movie and book is paraphrased from the Bible passage Matthew 24:6 "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come." See more »

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The captain can be seen breathing after he is supposedly killed at the end of the film. See more »

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Difficult to obtain the original release
20 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite books when I first read it overseas as a young Marine grunt back in 1978. When I returned stateside just a year later I ,along with seven other Marines from my unit, was chosen to serve as an extra in this Phil Caputo movie which was filmed (mostly) just south of Mexico City. Owning an original VHS copy, I wanted to also obtain a DVD copy of the original cut. The problem is that the DVD copy that I bought online (same that's pictured here on IMDb - not the original cover) is an edited/foreign version with subtitles. Since then I've had my VHS copy burned to DVD, but I wish could find the original cut on DVD (professionally done). Oh, and my other beef with this foreign cut that sells online is that they cut out my only speaking scene with Lt. Cohen (Michael O'Keefe)...sad. Aside from the experience of being in the movie, I really enjoyed the final product as I thought it brought a lot of realism (both Marine Corps and Vietnam) to the screen. If you get a chance to see the original cut, I believe you'll enjoy it as I did.


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