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For Queen & Country (1988)

A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

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Lieutenant
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Lynford
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Tatiana Strauss ...
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Valérie Chassigneux ...
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Brian McDermott ...
Harry
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Reuben, having been discharged from the British military, returns to London after a tour of duty in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, where he was decorated as a war Hero. However, given his vocation to his country, he finds interviews for jobs surprisingly difficult to arrange, even though they were sorted out by his careers officers in the army. Within time, he realises his illustrious army record holds no sway in everyday life. Written by Anonymous

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He's older, he's wiser, but times have changed.

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Por la reina y la patria  »

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$191,051
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First cinema film of Ken Stott. See more »


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A Matter of Time
Written by J. Vincent
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Reuben James, a name from US history
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

The choice of Reuben James as the name of Denzel Washington's character is surely not a coincidence.

In 1804, during the Barbary Wars, US Sailor Reuben James, positioned himself between his captain, Stephen Decatur, and a pirate; taking the sword blows directed at Decatur.

In October, 1941, before the US entered WW2, the first USS Reuben James, a destroyer on convoy duty in the North Atlantic, positioned herself between an ammunition ship and the known location of a German U-Boat. Struck by a torpedo which ignited her magazine, the Reuben James sank in five minutes. Two thirds of her crew perished. Woody Guthrie wrote a song "The Sinking of the Reuben James".

Denzel Washington's character, Reuben James, likewise, positions himself in harm's way to protect others. ,


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