An anthology series featuring stories suggested by true events occurring during the war in Vietnam, often written by Vietnam veterans.
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 Seamore 1 episode, 1987
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 McCready 1 episode, 1987
Joshua Cadman ...
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 Didi Sommers 1 episode, 1988
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 Mary Lyle 1 episode, 1988
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 Matthews 1 episode, 1988
Tom Hodges ...
 Dale Destel 1 episode, 1988
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Angela Benton ...
 Blondie 1 episode, 1987
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 Russell Sommers 1 episode, 1988
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 Meg Taylor 1 episode, 1988
Andrew Roperto ...
 Lucerne 1 episode, 1988
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 Bookman 1 episode, 1988
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Peter Cohl ...
 Henderson 1 episode, 1987
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 Brownie 1 episode, 1987
Gregory Cooke ...
 Frog Aubuchon 1 episode, 1988
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 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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 Corey Alexander 1 episode, 1988
Kevin Crysler ...
Ernest Dixon ...
Hetty Edwards ...
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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Kent Williams ...
 Sgt. Allard 1 episode, 1988
Charles Flash De Journette ...
Alan Duane ...
 Stewart 1 episode, 1987
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Bryant Bradshaw ...
 Lt. Anderson 1 episode, 1988
Lulie Newcomb ...
Andrew-Huy Nguyen ...
Chris Pedersen ...
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 Mrs. Destel 1 episode, 1988
Willie J. Walton ...
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 Lt. Engleman 1 episode, 1987
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 Mazelli 1 episode, 1987
Cheryl Song ...
Connie Lew ...
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 Wagoner 1 episode, 1988
Louis Sandoval ...
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Larry Johnson ...
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 Mama-San 1 episode, 1987
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 Ky's Mother 1 episode, 1988
Kevin Skousen ...
 Dr. Goldberg 1 episode, 1988
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Lora Zane ...
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 Collins 1 episode, 1987
Mark Keyloun ...
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Phang G. Huynh ...
 Villager 1 episode, 1988
Eric Lee ...
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 Orangelo 1 episode, 1988
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 Dr. Thurman 1 episode, 1988
Tony Flournoy ...
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Chris Robertson ...
 Orderly 1 episode, 1987
Christopher Bertolini ...
Nora Heflin ...
 Sister Mary Rose 1 episode, 1988
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 Captain Wallner 1 episode, 1988
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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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Ray Cochran ...
 Carlson 1 episode, 1988
Tony Higgins ...
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Ellen Young ...
Daniel Johns ...
 American MP 1 episode, 1987
Patrick Johnston ...
 Eagleton 1 episode, 1988
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 Helicopter Pilot 1 episode, 1988
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Kevin Hunter ...
James Schlosser ...
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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 ...
Mike Turnage ...
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 Lt. Foster 1 episode, 1988
Michael O'Looney ...
Chau Tran ...
 Papa-san 1 episode, 1988
Hau Mai ...
 Bartender 1 episode, 1987
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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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vietnam | vietnam war | See All (2) »

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Drama | War

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29 August 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A unique H.B.O. series.
3 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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