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Message from Nam (1993)

Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and ... See full summary »

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Paxton Andrews
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Capt. Bill Quinn
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Ed Wilson
Ted Marcoux ...
Sgt. Tony Campobello
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Marjorie Wilson
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Peter Wilson
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Ralph Johnson
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Gabrielle 'Gabby' Wilson
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France Tran
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Felix
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Queenie / Elizabeth McQueen
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Beatrice Andrews
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Dr. George Andrews
Marjorie Harris ...
Allison Lee / Andrews
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Matt
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Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and writing a column that will hopefully help those at home better understand the War. While she's there her life is changed profoundly, and she finds new love and hope in the midst of death and destruction. Written by CD

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War scars the body, Love scars the heart.

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17 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Cartoline dal Vietnam  »

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Paxton: Maybe you were right. Maybe when your head is too full of somebody, you get hurt. Or somebody else does.
Tony: Yeah, well I hope not, 'cause like I said, you've been messing around in my head for the last eight months.
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Good for a lazy Sunday
15 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The acting was awful, but the plot was enough to keep you interested in sticking around for the full 4 hours. For a snowed-in Sunday, this is a good bet. My husband was even watching it! The film stayed true to the book, although some characters were not able to be fleshed out as much. The predictability of the movie continues until the last half-hour.


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