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Purple Hearts (1984)

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In middle of the Vietnam war a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

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In middle of the Vietnam war a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

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Dr. Don Jardian. Age: 29. Surgeon. Drafted. Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared him for the danger, the fear, the violence ... or the woman.

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31 August 1984 (West Germany)  »

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The Soldier  »

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The film's title, "Purple Hearts", refers to one of the highest military decorations that can be awarded to a soldier of the US military, "Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces". About forty years before this film was made, another Hollywood movie utilized the medal as a movie's title, with the release of the World War II picture The Purple Heart (1944). See more »

Goofs

Lt. Don Jardian (Ken Wahl) is seen saluting a superior officer while uncovered (with his cap or hat removed). Naval services do not salute while uncovered. Later, he is seen covered (wearing his uniform cap) while visiting nurse Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd) in sick bay. Naval service personnel remove their covers indoors and are particularly forbidden to wear them in sick bay or a chow hall. See more »

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18 October 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This movie was so beautiful. After seeing it, I read some of the reviews and I thought they were not anywhere near to what I saw. I always like to see movies where people find love where they least expected it. I just knew that in the end, he would find her at the hospital. This movie was perfect. I would definitely see it again.


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