The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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)
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 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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One of the finest made for network TV movies ever made
20 June 1999 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Gripping war drama with a fine performance by Brad Davis. Ranks with many of the best of the Vietnam movie genre (Platoon, Go Tell The Spartans, Gardens of Stone, etc.). Could have easily been a theatrical release.


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