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 a "screen comeback after a decade of unsuccessful films" for actor James Caan
according to 'Rating the Movies'. See more
When Sgt Goody Nelson reads the Army Digest, re Wildman's award of the Medal of Honor, and opens it for Hazard to read, the date of the citation is 1966, even though the film takes place in 1968 and 1969. 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?
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield
and Barrett Strong
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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