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
The story of the war at home, and the people who lived through it.
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Did You Know?
The film was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Nicholas Proffitt
had been first published in 1983. See more
During the scene of the Changing of the Guard you see the Tomb for the Unknown Soldier from the Vietnam War. This would not have been in place until after 1980, yet the Movie is set in the late 1960s. See more
You ever take biology in school, soldier?
How do worms copulate?
They don't, Sergeant-Major; they use asexual reproduction.
Mmmm-hmmmm! Interesting concept! Tell me, Willow - any idea who first came up with that notion: reproducing without sex?
Your wife, Sergeant-Major?
Featured in Hollywood Vietnam
Written by Tom Springfield
and Jim Dale
Performed by The Seekers
Courtesy of EMI Records, Inc. See more