A troubled Vietnam veteran hoping to forget the war and reconnect with American life struggles with disillusionment, self-worth, and cynicism.

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John Anderson ...
Ned Charles
Evelyn A. Blackwell ...
Grandma
Norman Blalock ...
Jim
Kathy Flewellen ...
Liza Jane
Uwezo Flewellen ...
Kimathi
Bernard Nicolas ...
Veteran (as Bernard Nicholas)
Vantile Whitfield ...
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Billy Woodberry ...
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A troubled Vietnam veteran hoping to forget the war and reconnect with American life struggles with disillusionment, self-worth, and cynicism.

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