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)
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 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)
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 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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Sadly Cut to Pieces - Masterpiece as original
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a true story. The book gave me bad nightmares, especially the chapter "Officer in Charge of the Dead". Saw it's premiere on TV, which had big time graphic warnings at the end of each commerical break. Sad to say - I doubt the REAL original cut exists. To date I've rented 3 different versions on VHS, none matched the original and one was cut to deliver a different theme - pure butchery. Your experience with this flick will vary wildly, depending upon which release you've happened upon. Probably Brian Denehey's best performance ever. One release I rented cut all the Marine Officer Training school and Ofcr in Charge of the Dead chapters entirely. My advice - read the book, then look for the longest version of this masterpiece that you can find. This sorely needs a restored DVD release. Marine Officer veterans of Vietnam should see this flick, it's the only Vietnam movie that won't leave a bad taste in their mouths. Many fine performances, amazing jungle photography. Fave quote; "You stay here - you learn!"


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