An anthology series featuring stories suggested by true events occurring during the war in Vietnam, often written by Vietnam veterans.
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Cast

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 Seamore (1 episode, 1987)
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 McCready (1 episode, 1987)
Joshua Cadman ...
 Olson (1 episode, 1987)
Cynthia Bain ...
 Didi Sommers (1 episode, 1988)
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 Mary Lyle (1 episode, 1988)
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 Malone (1 episode, 1988)
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 Matthews (1 episode, 1988)
Tom Hodges ...
 Dale Destel (1 episode, 1988)
Ronald William Lawrence ...
 Payton (1 episode, 1988)
Angela Benton ...
 Blondie (1 episode, 1987)
Nicholas Cascone ...
 Zadig (1 episode, 1987)
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 Janner (1 episode, 1987)
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 Jojo (1 episode, 1988)
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 Diaz (1 episode, 1988)
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 Russell Sommers (1 episode, 1988)
Laura Harrington ...
 Meg Taylor (1 episode, 1988)
Andrew Roperto ...
 Lucerne (1 episode, 1988)
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 Bookman (1 episode, 1988)
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 Siska (1 episode, 1987)
Peter Cohl ...
 Henderson (1 episode, 1987)
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 Brownie (1 episode, 1987)
Gregory Cooke ...
 Frog Aubuchon (1 episode, 1988)
William Frankfather ...
 Captain Counter (1 episode, 1988)
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 Albertson (1 episode, 1988)
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 Falzone (1 episode, 1988)
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 Teebs (1 episode, 1988)
Pippa Pearthree ...
 Corey Alexander (1 episode, 1988)
Kevin Crysler ...
 Weenie (1 episode, 1987)
Ernest Dixon ...
 MP (1 episode, 1987)
Hetty Edwards ...
 Red (1 episode, 1987)
Hutton Cobb ...
 Stoddard (1 episode, 1988)
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 Mr. Destel (1 episode, 1988)
Joseph Hieu ...
 Lee Vinh (1 episode, 1988)
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 Hank Barr (1 episode, 1988)
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 Schiff (1 episode, 1988)
Kent Williams ...
 Sgt. Allard (1 episode, 1988)
Charles Flash De Journette ...
 Novak (1 episode, 1987)
Alan Duane ...
 Stewart (1 episode, 1987)
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 French (1 episode, 1987)
Bryant Bradshaw ...
 Lt. Anderson (1 episode, 1988)
Lulie Newcomb ...
 Susan (1 episode, 1988)
Andrew-Huy Nguyen ...
 Trang (1 episode, 1988)
Chris Pedersen ...
 Kramer (1 episode, 1988)
Patricia Smith ...
 Mrs. Destel (1 episode, 1988)
Willie J. Walton ...
 Bingo (1 episode, 1988)
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 Lt. Engleman (1 episode, 1987)
Tom Fridley ...
 Mazelli (1 episode, 1987)
Cheryl Song ...
 Mai (1 episode, 1987)
Connie Lew ...
 Ky (1 episode, 1988)
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 Wagoner (1 episode, 1988)
Louis Sandoval ...
 Owens (1 episode, 1988)
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 Lozano (1 episode, 1988)
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 Harris (1 episode, 1987)
Larry Johnson ...
 Miller (1 episode, 1987)
Ching Valdes-Aran ...
 Mama-San (1 episode, 1987)
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 Sapper (1 episode, 1988)
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 Ky's Mother (1 episode, 1988)
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 Dr. Goldberg (1 episode, 1988)
Byron Thames ...
 Mitty (1 episode, 1988)
Lora Zane ...
 Diane (1 episode, 1988)
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 Collins (1 episode, 1987)
Mark Keyloun ...
 Kelso (1 episode, 1987)
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 Waller (1 episode, 1987)
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 Mr. Z (1 episode, 1988)
Phang G. Huynh ...
 Villager (1 episode, 1988)
Eric Lee ...
 Sapper (1 episode, 1988)
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 Orangelo (1 episode, 1988)
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 Dr. Thurman (1 episode, 1988)
Tony Flournoy ...
 Medic (1 episode, 1987)
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 K.C. (1 episode, 1987)
Chris Robertson ...
 Orderly (1 episode, 1987)
Christopher Bertolini ...
 Medic (1 episode, 1988)
Nora Heflin ...
 Sister Mary Rose (1 episode, 1988)
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 Captain Wallner (1 episode, 1988)
David Neidorf ...
 Phelan (1 episode, 1988)
Michael Fowler ...
 Soldier (1 episode, 1987)
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 Sgt. Lemon (1 episode, 1987)
Dick Stelling ...
 Taxi Driver (1 episode, 1987)
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 Perez (1 episode, 1988)
Ray Cochran ...
 Carlson (1 episode, 1988)
Tony Higgins ...
 MP #2 (1 episode, 1987)
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 Calvin (1 episode, 1988)
Ellen Young ...
 Nurse (1 episode, 1988)
Daniel Johns ...
 American MP (1 episode, 1987)
Patrick Johnston ...
 Eagleton (1 episode, 1988)
Elizabeth Kemp ...
 Lynn (1 episode, 1988)
Charles A. Tamburro ...
 Helicopter Pilot (1 episode, 1988)
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 MP #1 (1 episode, 1987)
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 Ringle (1 episode, 1988)
James Schlosser ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1988)
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 Helicopter Co-pilot (1 episode, 1988)
Brad Woodard ...
 Reporter (1 episode, 1987)
Howard 'Stick' Baines ...
 Kid Soldier (1 episode, 1988)
Carolyn Burns ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1988)
Mike Turnage ...
 Walsh (1 episode, 1988)
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 Lt. Foster (1 episode, 1988)
Michael O'Looney ...
 Medic (1 episode, 1988)
Chau Tran ...
 Papa-san (1 episode, 1988)
(1 episode, 1988)
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A television anthology series which attempted to illuminate various aspects of the Vietnam war by dramatizing true stories of both combat and personal relations. Most of the stories were not actual representations of the originating events, but were stories which were inspired by real-life events while being wholly fictional in details. Most of the episodes were written by Vietnam veterans. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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29 August 1987 (USA)  »

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A unique H.B.O. series.

Vietnam War Story (1987) was an interesting made-for-cable series that aired for little over a year on H.B.O. The show was based upon the events that occurred during the Vietnam War era. The show revolved around every day situations that happened to soldiers, new recruits or families. The show was unique because of the way the film-makers used the subject matter. No glorification of damning of the war. Just a slice of life, how the events out in the field or at home were shaped by the Vietnam conflict. Worth a look.

Since the episodes were different in quality, they differ from excellent to mediocre.


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