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Streamers (1983)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Macklin ...
B.J. Cleveland ...
Pfc. Bush
Lt. Townsend
Paul Lazar ...
MP Lieutenant
Phil Ward ...
MP Sgt. Kilick
James Terry McIlvain ...
Orderly (as Terry McIlvain)
MP Sgt. Savio
Mark Fickert ...
Dustye Winniford ...
Staff Sergeant


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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4 April 1984 (France)  »

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Windhunde  »

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Director Mike Nichols directed the Broadway season of the "Streamers" play but Nichols did not direct this feature film adaptation. See more »


Carlyle: I just talk bad, I don't do bad.
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ON SCREEN: Produced by Joseph Papp Directed by Mike Nichols See more »


Referenced in Beautiful Streamers: A Look Back with the Cast (2010) See more »


I'm Gonna Make You Mine
Performed by Alan Braunstein
Written by Alan Braunstein
Courtesy of Big Al Music
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Crisis like form of fight
26 December 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Every crisis is a fight's form. And the crisis is the only way to know that you are alive. "Streamers" is tale about Vietnam, self discover, fear and sentiments. About trust and friendship. About intolerance's power. And about the resistance in face of same other reality. The homoerotic aspect is only an ingredient in this great expectation and heavy uncertainty. Four boys and a war. And the struggle to adjust the news rules at the familiar past. The threat is not the war or the death. Not the superiors or the others soldiers. The threat is only your person. Each gesture, each emotion, each word may change not an opinion, a nuance in the attitude/words of the other, the self respect or the values of your life but your soul. The world is your desire's projection. And if this these is fallacious? A movie about a interior world- gift and cross.

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