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Writers (WGA):
Tim O'Brien (short story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong")
Thomas Michael Donnelly (teleplay)
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Release Date:
29 July 2010 (Belgium) See more »
Love and war collide in a tale of riveting action
An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tony Billy ... Soldier #2
Christopher Birt ... Lieutenant Mitchell Sanders

Georgina Cates ... Marianne Bell

Mike Edward ... Camou Greenie

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Shoeshine (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)

Daniel Gillies ... Medic (as Daniel J. Gillies)
Robert Huberman ... C.I.D. Major
Anthony Jones ... Medic
Nick Kemplen ... Medic
Tony LePage ... Dying Marine Robert

Daniel London ... Eddie Diamond
Mac Jeffrey Ong ... ARVN Soldier #2

Craig Parker ... Soldier #1
Clint Sharplin ... Wild Bill
Daniel Sing ... ARVN Soldier #1 (as Daniel Francis Sing)

Kiefer Sutherland ... Rat Kiley

Skeet Ulrich ... Mark Fossie

Louis Vanaria ... Bobbie D.
Gary Young ... ARVN Scout
Tane Dunlop ... Greenie
Craig Holt ... Greenie
Guillermo Mosquira ... Greenie
Toby Stallworthy ... Greenie
Mark Swan ... Greenie
Mark Philip Warren ... Wounded Soldier
Glen David Wyllie ... Wounded Soldier
Dang Huy Kim ... ARVN Soldier
Thanh Bui Van ... ARVN Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Metcalfe ... Frank Steele (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Michael Donnelly 
Writing credits
Tim O'Brien (short story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong")

Thomas Michael Donnelly (teleplay) (as Thomas M. Donnelly)

Produced by
William S. Gilmore .... producer
Marianne Moloney .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
Cinematography by
Jacek Laskus 
Film Editing by
Anthony Sherin 
Casting by
Pennie DuPont 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Art Direction by
Ralph Davies 
Doug Kraner 
Costume Design by
Leesa Evans 
Makeup Department
Denise Kum .... hair stylist
Denise Kum .... makeup artist
Production Management
Annie Dodman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Belindalee Hope .... third assistant director
Robert Huberman .... assistant director
Art Department
Lawrence Heap .... assistant props
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Guastini .... sound editor
Rick Hinson .... supervising sound editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Tony Johnson .... sound
Jason Lezama .... sound editor
Anna MacKenzie .... sound editor
Mike Marchain .... sound editor
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Cindy Rabideau .... sound editor
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Raymond E. Spiess III .... sound editor
Ray Spiess .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Archibald .... best boy lighting
Neil Cervin .... Steadicam operator
Nimi Getter .... gaffer
Stephen Joyce .... lighting technician
Grant McKinnon .... lighting technician
Holly Stein .... still photographer
Mark Teirney .... lighting technician
Des Whelan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Julie Janata .... additional editor
Music Department
Ron Finn .... music editor
Todd Hayen .... conductor
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Other crew
Kevin Chisnall .... armorer
Rob Ffiske .... production accountant
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
David Rowell .... production auditor
Jenny Vial .... script supervisor

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Rated R for some graphic war violence and injury, strong language and brief sexuality
112 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 (video premiere) | USA:R
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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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Medic brings his girlfriend to Vietnam from the US, 2 March 2006
Author: Mike from California

I just wanted to point out that this isn't from a short story. It is a chapter of a book by Tim O'Brien entitled "The Things They Carried". Rat was in the same unit as the author (O'Brien) and told him the story as he apparently witnessed it. O'Brien doesn't go as far as to say this is a true story, but does indicate that Rat, who told it to him believes it to be true. Further more he makes a point of explaining that Rat gets very upset when the others in the unit don't believe him. Whether the story is true or not, the book and the movie are both well done and give an interesting and some what unusual take on the Vietnam War.

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