Vietnam War vet Costner 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What's worth fighting for?
Did You Know?
When Stephen is telling Stu about his hospitalization, he says that the doctors diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress. That term didn't come about until Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome was included in the DSM-III, nearly ten years after the movie is set. See more
[reading her summer report
My dad once said of fightin', we were meant for better things, you and I. And these days when ever I'm ready to haul off and belt someone whose got my dander up, I here him whisper those words in my ear. My mama says people's lives are like tapestries. The color and the beauty of the design is to bring all of the people you know, the things you've learned.
[putting aside her paper
But I learned this summer is that no matter now much people think they understand war, ...
When the credits are over and the music ends, we hear a helicopter. See more
Referenced in Jersey Girl
Soul of Sadness
Written by Tracy Nelson
Performed by Mother Earth
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more