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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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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 ...
MP Lieutenant
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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Crime | Drama | War

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4 April 1984 (France)  »

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The film's source play was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award for Best Play. But it won both the 1976 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the 1976 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play. See more »

Quotes

Carlyle: Y'know, if they send me over to that Vietnam, I'll be cool. 'Cause I been dodging bullets and shit, man, ever since I was old enough to get on pussy and make it happy to know me.
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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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The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget
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Already heavily reviewed; here's my "in a nutshell."
26 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As has been already said in so many words, this movie is a bit "stagey," with Altman sticking so close to the play instead of taking advantage of the movie aspect. Perhaps as a result, this might have been great to watch on stage, but it took forever to watch on TV. And it is very dated, with lots of racial and sexual orientation slurs. The acting was very good but again hampered by strictly following a script for a play. The setting in the barracks becomes tedious before the halfway mark, and the relatively few actors or especially extras in the background make it look too minimal. Historically, this is probably worth watching, but it is a bit tough to get through.


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