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The War (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 November 1994 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Billy Lipnicki
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Arliss Lipnicki
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Leo Lipnicki
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Lester Lucket
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Marsh
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Charlette Julius ...
Amber
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Ula Lipnicki
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Justin Lucas ...
Willard
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Storyline

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 <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

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

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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$16,551,365 (USA)
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Trivia

The cigarettes Elvadine smokes in the movie are herbal, not tobacco. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Stu: My daddy says that people can do anything they want to as long as they believe they can. Please, God, let him live. You took my dad, don't take Billy. He's just a little kid.
[to Billy]
Stu: You gotta wake up now, you gotta live. You gotta!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Gimme Shelter
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
ABKCO Music, Inc.
By Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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One of the best movies for the whole family!
5 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I sat down tonight to watch this movie and was amazed at the heroic story it shares with the viewer. Kevin Costner is one of my favorite actors his quite presence speaks volumes. You can look in his eyes and feel like you completely understand his character. Elijah Wood is outstanding. I love the different relationships and how the story blends everything together especially the relationship between the three girls as well as the father and son relationship. Every one of these actors got the performance perfect. The message this movie shares is beyond words. Excellent actors excellent writers and directors I highly recommend this video for the whole family. This is one of those videos you could watch a second time and enjoy just as much if not more.


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