In the late 60s, during the Vietnam War, the idealistic soldier Jackie Willow arrives at Fort Meyer expecting to go to the Academy and then to the Vietnam War. Jackie is the son of a veteran sergeant and soon he becomes the protégé of the former friends of his father, Sergeant Clell Hazard and Sergeant Major 'Goody' Nelson. Jackie is promoted and gets married with his childhood friend Rachel Feld, to recommend Jackie to the Academy. He is promoted to lieutenant and asks to go to the Vietnam, returning to the Arlington National Cemetery. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It was a dangerous time to be young. An impossible time to be a hero.
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Did You Know?
The repartee between Nelson and Willow regarding asexual reproduction (see the "Memorable Quotes" section) is almost identical to that between David Lightman and his science teacher in WarGames
(1983). See more
In the beginning funeral scene, when the soldiers are folding Willow's flag, you see they are folding the blue field first, going to the red and white stripes. In the next scene, a pull-back, they are folding the flag stripes first. When a flag is folded, the blue field is always last so the triangle shows stars in a 1-3-5 configuration. See more
[over the phone
Hey, Sarge! I need another favor.
Oh, great. Let's see... you got my money, you got my car. I guess now you need my dick to seal the deal!
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield
and Barrett Strong
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation See more