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Too Young the Hero (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, War  |  27 March 1988 (USA)
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The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple ... See full summary »

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Calvin Graham
Jon DeVries ...
Captain Gatch (as Jon De Vries)
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Calvin's Mother
Rick Warner ...
Holbrook
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Davy Cluff (as Thomas Mills Wood)
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Laslo
John Linton ...
Scotty Bloxom
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Sparky
David Gianopoulos ...
MacBride
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Cracker (as Ron Shelley)
Christopher Yohe ...
Frank (as Christopher Yore)
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Necker
Thomas McGovern ...
Turkel
Carl Mueller ...
Shriver
Mert Hatfield ...
Harry
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The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple hart for his bravery in the battle of Guadalcanal. When he reported back to his unit after a leave, his world collapsed. Due to a misunderstanding he is reported as a deserter which is the start of a real nightmare. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Remember the treatment this boy received while incarcerated.
14 January 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

There are several troubling components of this movie other than the criticism that Shroder was not 12 years old when playing the role. This lad enlisted fraudently as did many other under-aged enlistees in World War 2. Some because of patriotism but in the case of this boy it was because of economic deprivation. He performed his war duties well enough to be awarded citations for bravery. Due to some bureaucratic foul-up he was jailed when returning from leave for desertion. The sad part of this story is that he was raped while in the brig and even the chaplain admitted he was not authorized to write to family members indicating where he was. A fellow prisoner upon release did courageously call the victim's sister and she contacted a local paper to secure his release. But the final absurdity is seen when an officer tells the released victim to not divulge what happened to him. The navy did not want its dirty wash shown to the world.


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