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Streamers (1983)

 -  Crime | Drama | War  -  4 April 1984 (France)
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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.

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Billy
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Carlyle
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Richie
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Roger
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Rooney
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Cokes
Albert Macklin ...
Martin
B.J. Cleveland ...
Pfc. Bush
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Lt. Townsend
Paul Lazar ...
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Phil Ward ...
MP Sgt. Kilick
James Terry McIlvain ...
Orderly (as Terry McIlvain)
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MP Sgt. Savio
Mark Fickert ...
Dustye Winniford ...
Staff Sergeant
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Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual. Written by Humberto Amador

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The film was screened out of the competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1983. See more »

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Richie: [to Billy and Roger] You're going to a whorehouse? That's disgusting.
Billy: Look who's talking!
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ON SCREEN: First New York Production by 'New York Shakespeare Festival' (as The New York Shakespeare Festival) See more »

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Let's Go Together
Performed by The Raindrops
Written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
Courtesy of Trio Music Co., Inc.
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Another in Altman's series of filmed plays during his protracted (imposed) boycott of the Hollywood suits (read straitjackets), Streamers—David Rabe's exploration of racism and homophobia/homo- eroticism among a small group of draftees waiting to be sent to Vietnam —possesses faults not of Altman's making: a stage-bound purple-prose script, and a villain that lacks any complexity. The acting and the lensing are excellent, however; Altman should have jettisoned the script (as was his norm), and let his actors get to it.

I repeat: Another in Altman's series of filmed plays during his protracted (imposed) boycott of the Hollywood suits (read straitjackets), Streamers—David Rabe's exploration of racism and homophobia/homo-eroticism among a small group of draftees waiting to be sent to Vietnam—possesses faults not of Altman's making: a stage-bound purple-prose script, and a villain that lacks any complexity. The acting and the lensing are excellent, however; Altman should have jettisoned the script (as was his norm), and let his actors get to it.


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