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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)

R | | Drama, War | 29 July 2010 (Belgium)
An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.

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(short story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"), (teleplay) (as Thomas M. Donnelly)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Billy ...
Soldier #2
Christopher Birt ...
Lieutenant Mitchell Sanders
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Marianne Bell
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Camou Greenie
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Shoeshine (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Medic (as Daniel J. Gillies)
Robert Huberman ...
C.I.D. Major
Anthony Jones ...
Medic
Nick Kemplen ...
Medic
Tony LePage ...
Dying Marine Robert
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Eddie Diamond
Mac Jeffrey Ong ...
ARVN Soldier #2
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Soldier #1
Clint Sharplin ...
Wild Bill
Daniel Sing ...
ARVN Soldier #1 (as Daniel Francis Sing)
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An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her. Written by Janet Edwards <jigger@rocketmail.com>

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Love and war collide in a tale of riveting action

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some graphic war violence and injury, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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29 July 2010 (Belgium)  »

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Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong  »

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Based off of the short story 'Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong' written by Tim O'Brien which was featured in his novel 'The Things They Carried'. See more »

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A giant leap of faith to grant the premise, but intriguing given the leap
22 June 1999 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

Tim O'Brien's combat experience was either not particularly well reflected or deliberately altered by the director to better frame the story. Regardless, once you accept the premise, the movie became in many ways reminiscent of, perhaps a precursor to, Apocalypse Now. Marianne's descent into her own heart of darkness (though somewhat stagey) still illuminated the central question effectively. In a summer filled with cartoon cutouts going through their paces in front of blue screens, it was refreshing to watch a movie (even a flawed movie) which attempted greater things.


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