MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 44,044 this week

A Rumor of War (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | War  -  24 September 1980 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 197 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Director:

Writers:

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 08 Mar 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 352 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Rumor of War" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Rumor of War (TV Movie 1980)

A Rumor of War (TV Movie 1980) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Rumor of War.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Veteran (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels, Brad Davis
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two brothers of totally different natures live in a small town in Texas. Since the death of their father they confront one another all the time for all kind of major and minor problems.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Brad Davis, Frederic Forrest, Hawthorne James
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith
The Forgotten (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Held captive by their own army, six American POW's, released from Vietnam seventeen years after the war, escape to the streets of Bonn in WestGermany (1989) to unlock the political secrets ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach
Stars: Keith Carradine, Steve Railsback, Pepe Serna
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Marc Daniels
Stars: Brad Davis, Roxanne Hart, Brad Dourif
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Above summary is right off the back of the DVD box. IMDB says "Plot summaries must be your own original work and you must not copy them from other sites, publications..."

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning
Cold Steel (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he's taken off the case. He doesn't suspect yet that he's also target in a ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Ann Puzo
Stars: Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Beau Bridges, Haing S. Ngor, Liem Whatley
Love Hurts (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Cynthia Sikes, Judith Ivey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lt. Philip 'Phil' Caputo
...
Lt. Murph McCoy
...
Lt. Walter Cohen
...
Gen. Merle Rupert
...
Sgt. Ned Coleman
John Friedrich ...
Cpl. Pascarella
...
Woodward
...
Capt. Peterson
...
Manhole
Lane Smith ...
Sgt. Willliam Holgren
...
Cpl. Kazmarak
...
Carol
...
Col. Atherton
...
Maj. Ball
Phillip R. Allen ...
Col. Perry (as Phillip Allen)
Edit

Storyline

The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bagliori di guerra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ANY way to see this? shoobe01-1
Emergency NEED HELP thejohn34
Loved the Book brinkmeyer
Discuss A Rumor of War (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?