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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  29 July 2010 (Belgium)
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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.

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(short story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"), (teleplay) (as Thomas M. Donnelly)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Billy ...
Soldier #2
Christopher Birt ...
Lieutenant Mitchell Sanders
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Marianne Bell
Mike Edward ...
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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Rated R for some graphic war violence and injury, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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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 hauting story retold on the silver screen
25 April 2002 | by (Fort Collins, CO) – See all my reviews

Obviously those who said the ending was a "total cop-out" have obviously NOT read the story on which it's based on. The story, "The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," I believe, ended the exact same way the movie did. You're left not knowing exactly what happened to Marianne, only a few stories that've been swapped around.

A haunting story indeed, of an ignorant little girl brought to Hell. Kiefer Sutherland portrays Rat Kiley perfectly. Skeet Ulrich actually acts for a change. All in all, one of the better unknown Vietnam movies that has been made in recent years. But it isn't for everyone, I can promise you that. If you don't like how the story's ending just kind of fizzles, then don't bother with the movie. Mainly because you've been entranced by Hollywood's "gotta know everything and have the 'happily-ever-after' " endings that every crappy movie has been given in the last 10 years.

Bravo to the filmmakers for providing the audience with a beautiful renditioning of a wonderful short story.


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