Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits ... See full summary »
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Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits counselor who teams up with Coleman to fight a lopsided batted against the bureaucratic system for its cover up of the possible dangers of Agent Orange. Written by
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From 1962 to 1971 more than three million Americans served in Vietnam. Tens of thousands of these vets feel they suffered life threatening injuries due to the spraying of poisonous herbicides. One woman, Maude DeVictor, worked with many Chicago veterans and brought her grievances to public awareness.
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Fans of the late John Ritter, as well as fans of good television in general, would be well advised to check this film out, particularly as it is now fairly easy to find on DVD. The movie focuses on the story of a VA caseworker (Alfre Woodard, in a terrific performance) who champions the cause of a Vietnam vet (Ritter) stricken with cancer caused by Agent Orange. Ritter's performance is totally believable and has not been overpraised. (Hard to believe that four years after this movie aired, Ritter was doing movies like PROBLEM CHILD.) Where he and Woodard are concerned, actors have won Oscars for far lesser work. And catch Woodard in a great role before she began getting typecast as sanctimonious authority figures. Highly recommended - and what with the current world events, this film is just as relevant as ever.
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