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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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Windhunde  »

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Approved, 'Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)', certificate no. 27116. 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: The World Premiere of STREAMERS was presented at The Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. See more »

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Referenced in Robert Altman: Art and Soul (2004) 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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Great director; very good actors; terrible screenplay
17 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with some other reviewers that the huge flaw in this movie is the script. Maybe in live theatre this dialog is compelling, but on screen it is just bombastic. The highly formal and eloquent prose is beautiful writing, but it keeps the characters from coming alive. Nobody anywhere talks like these characters.

This could have been a powerful movie about important issues that I happen to care about a lot; it comes across instead as an acting exercise, in which very talented actors carefully read expertly crafted lines. The direction is great, as it is in every Altman movie, but I wish he had not stayed so close to the play. He usually trusted his actors more than the scripts, and not doing so in this movie was a mistake.


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