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The War (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama | 4 November 1994 (USA)
Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »

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Lois Simmons
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Billy Lipnicki
Donald Sellers ...
Arliss Lipnicki
Leon Sills ...
Leo Lipnicki
Will West ...
Lester Lucket
Brennan Gallagher ...
Marsh
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Charlette Julius ...
Amber
Jennifer Tyler ...
Ula Lipnicki
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Ebb
Justin Lucas ...
Willard
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Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and employment problems that have resulted from his Vietnam experiences. Written by David Stumme <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

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What's worth fighting for?

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Rated PG-13 for the intense depiction of human struggle and conflict | See all certifications »

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$16,551,365 (USA)
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The cigarettes Elvadine smokes in the movie are herbal, not tobacco. See more »

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When Moe and Stephen are draining the water from the mine, Moe lifts the valve up to the pipe twice. See more »

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Billy Lipnicki: You know, I saw an angel... a real one... and he was holding on to my hand... and I was going to go live in his kingdom... but he said I must come back and take care of my daddy.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Straight to my personal Best-s
17 July 2007 | by (Sofia, BG) – See all my reviews

Today I saw this movie for the first time and I was deeply touched by it. What I liked about the movie was the way it makes us realize what's important in life. Using no great special effects and no incredible shooting technologies this movie is worth seeing namely because of the way it makes your feelings come out into the open. It makes you think of the things you rarely stop to think of. The actors' play is wonderful and I can say this is the movie where I enjoyed Elijah Wood's playing more than anywhere else.

"The War" is already in my personal Best-s. Spending two hours watching a movie like this is much more worthy than spending that time thinking of all those unimportant issues we are dealing with during all our lives. So I recommend you to watch this film and wake up your feelings.


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