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The Walking Dead (1995)

R | | Drama, War | 24 February 1995 (USA)
In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" ... See full summary »
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Pvt. Hoover Brache
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Sgt. Barkley
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Pfc. Joe Brooks
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Cpl. Pippins
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Shirley Evans
Kyley Jackman ...
Sandra Evans
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Ray
Jean-Claude La Marre ...
Pvt. Earl Anderson (as Jean LaMarre)
Lena Sang ...
Barbra Jean
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Celeste
Dana Point ...
Edna
Doil Williams ...
Harold
Damon Jones ...
2nd Lt. Duffy
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In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" (characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement ; very intense). Soon, after a short fight, only four of the soldiers are left alive. Later, the platoon which they were to meet the next day is entirely wiped out with the exception of one nut-case. The small group then arrives at the conclusion that they are all expendable decoys. Between all of the walking, talking, arguing and assaulting between the four soldiers, there are flashbacks to all of their contrite lives before serving in the Corps. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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It's about war. It's about pride. It's about time the story is told. See more »

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Drama | War

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$6,014,340 (USA)
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When the rev is about to kill his wife, there is an end table on the stairs. Directly afterwards, it is not there. See more »

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The Tracks Of My Tears
Written by Marvin Tarplin, Warren Moore and Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson)
Performed by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records Corporation, L.P.
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Solid Vietnam War Movie.
28 November 1998 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

The Walking Dead is a recent Vietnam War movie that focuses on mainly 4 black soldiers and one white soldier in a couple of days of battle. The story has them being dropped off with another platoon to try and rescue some POW's. Soon they realize that it is just the four of them that are still alive. The movie gives you a flashback of each of the characters and why the joined the Army. The movie doesn't get anywhere near as powerful or good as Platoon or The Deer Hunter, but it still holds up as a solid war movie. Joe Morton (Speed, Apt Pupil) and comedian Eddie Griffin (Armageddon, TV's Malcolm and Eddie) give the only two performances of note. Morton gives a good performance as the leader of the group and Griffin surprised me with a strong performance as the loud-mouth with a heart.


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