A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese. Led by his father (a retired Marine Colonel) and supported by a rich businessman whose son is also a POW, the group engages in a dangerous and violent adventure trying to rescue the POWs and at the same time re-direct their lives. Written by
"C'mon... we're going home."
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Did You Know?
Actor Gene Hackman
once said of this movie around the time it was first released: "This has something to say about the Vietnam War, and about the unresponsiveness of the US Government towards people who have been affected by the war ten years down the line". See more
The film begins in Vietnam in 1972. In several scenes the term LRRP (pronounced "lurp"), which stands for Long Range Recon Patrol, is used for Rhodes missing son's unit, including a LRRP tab above his unit patch in his shadow box. In 1969 all LRRP companies, which were attached to all major Army divisions in Vietnam, were re-designated and called Ranger Companies. These companies were tasked with recon patrol for the larger division they were assigned to. See more
It's taken me TEN YEARS to get that damn war out of his head!
Oh yeah? Well it looks like it's still in there strong.
Referenced in Summer Rental
Brothers in the Night
Written by Ray Kennedy
, Kevin Dukes
& David Ritz
Performed by Ray Kennedy See more