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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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Interesting take
7 December 2000 | by (Port Chester, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Of all the short stories from Tim O'Brien's book, "The Things They Carried", why did they pick this one? I could have picked better ones to put on the silver screen.

Otherwise, it did a good job, on the surface, of telling the story. But it seemed (to me, who has read the book) to unnecessarily drag on.

And what's up with the last scene? (Although I saw it coming for miles)

Another example of a good book turned into a mediocre movie


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