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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
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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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truth, fiction - who cares when the story is this good?
19 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I think this is the first movie adaptation of a literary work that so closely and successfully follows its source material in tone and language. Vietnam veteran and author Tim O'Brien's short story occupies that shady ground between truths weirder than fiction and urban legend - and whether it's absolutely true or not really doesn't matter.

The film itself is a simple piece of atmosphere and sketches of character and psyche, with quiet, almost dream-like contrasts of naivete and brutality that drifts around the borders of the medical compound. During a lull in the action and off the front lines, the soldiers of the medical unit are only occasionally confronted with consequences of war, and never with the actuality of it, though it always hangs over their heads, personified by the Green Berets encamped nearby.

The "greenies" are rarely seen and almost never speak, coming and going from their violent encounters in the dark, like some strange mountain spirits. The mystery of the landscape, the war, and the promise of something _different_ seduce and ultimately swallow the "soldier's sweetheart."

The performances are spare and haunting, the premise intriguing, and the story fully captivating.


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