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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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Don Jardian
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Deborah Solomon
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Wizard
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Hallaway
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Brenner
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Zuma
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Hanes
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Jill (as Hillary Bailey)
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Bwana
Kevin Elders ...
CIA Driver
Sydne Squire ...
Nurse (as Sydney Squire)
David Bass ...
Lt. Grayson
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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 »

Quotes

Zuma: Are you going to eat that rice?
Don Jardian: I had to kill a man to get this rice.
Zuma: Yeah, and whole fucking valley heard you do it, too.
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Love and War, a strong combination.
30 January 2004 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly good warmovie.

It has realistic battle scenes, competent acting plus it shows the Vietnam war from the medics' and doctors' point of view. The romance was believable and Cheryl Ladd was always a decent actress (and good-looking).

Battle scene highlights: the NVA assault on a USMC firebase. Those Marines' bloodlust was on a par with the NVA's!

I don't like chicks' movies, or *romantic* movies. I do agree however, that nearly all warmovies need a healthy dose of realistic romance. 'Purple Hearts' provides us with just that.


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