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Purple Hearts (1984)

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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Gunny
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Lt. Col. Larimore
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Cmdr. Markel
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Bwana
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CIA Driver (as Kevin Elders)
Sydne Squire ...
Nurse (as Sydney Squire)
David Brass ...
Lt. Grayson (as David Bass)
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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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Actor R. Lee Ermey was actually a Marine Corps Drill Instructor from 1965-68. 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 the whole fucking valley heard you do it, too.
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Great Film
12 January 2003 | by (Malaga Spain) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. It is one I will watch time and time again. It is a War film for the men and a love story for the women....O.K. there is a lot of swearing in the film but it is in context.I have not seen Ken Wahl in anything else but will now watch out for films with him in. Cheryl Ladd was very good in the film.


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