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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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Cast

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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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Drama | War

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31 August 1984 (West Germany)  »

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The Soldier  »

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Hillary B. Smith. 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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Can't fault it
13 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love a good war film, and I love a good romance. This film had both, and more besides. I'd never seen Ken in anything else before, and he quite simply blew me away. Every time I watch this film, and I still do, regularly, there is always something new in it. Ken is surrounded by great actors who bring out the best in him. Cheryl was absolutely perfect as his leading lady, and Whizz was just a blast alongside being a faithful buddy. Hanes was a fantastic choice, too, bringing a youthful intelligent and likable black man into it was a brilliant thought. The two sexual scenes were awesome. Tasteful, but sexy. Gut-wrenching, but hopeful. And the ending...beautiful.

I love it. Simple as that.


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