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A Rumor of War (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, War  |  24 September 1980 (USA)
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The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

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Lt. Philip 'Phil' Caputo
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Lt. Murph McCoy
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Lt. Walter Cohen
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Gen. Merle Rupert
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Sgt. Ned Coleman
John Friedrich ...
Cpl. Pascarella
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Woodward
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Capt. Peterson
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Manhole
Lane Smith ...
Sgt. Willliam Holgren
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Cpl. Kazmarak
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Carol
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Col. Atherton
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Maj. Ball
Phillip R. Allen ...
Col. Perry (as Phillip Allen)
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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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Difficult to obtain the original release
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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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