When son of a conservative small rancher refuses to go to the Vietnam War, his father disowns him. Fifteen years later his mother asks him to return home and try one final time to make peace with his still proud and stubborn father.

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When son of a conservative small rancher refuses to go to the Vietnam War, his father disowns him. Fifteen years later his mother asks him to return home and try one final time to make peace with his still proud and stubborn father.

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Proud Men (1987) ***
21 March 2013 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Heartwarming Made-For-TV modern time story of an old staunchly conservative cattle rancher (Charlton Heston) who is reunited with the son he disowned (Peter Strauss) after his boy deserted the Vietnam war. The two haven't seen each other for fifteen years and Strauss has been living in France, but is persuaded to come home to the Texas ranch by his mother (Nan Martin) when he learns that his dad is dying of an undisclosed illness. Father and son are both stubborn men, and their reunion as they attempt to come to terms is both emotional and involving. Strauss attempts to explain his reasons for desertion, an act that has also made him an outcast in the eyes of most of the local townsfolk. All the performances here are first rate, especially by Heston, Strauss, and Martin, and make up for the rather familiar nature of the story. *** out of ****


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