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Going Back (2001)

A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.

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USMC captain Ramsey is part of a group of US veterans and war victim's son Brad Jordan, invited in the post-Col War age by the Vietnam government to revisit their battle grounds now international relations are friendly. Initially he refuses to face his unit's darkest, most traumatic memory, but after an affair with a guide accepts. The violent past is slowly reconstructed trough site-stimulated flash-backs and finds a way to catch up and spark another drama. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for war violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 October 2009 (Belgium)  »

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Under Heavy Fire  »

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CAD 13,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Doc Jordan: When this war ends - and trust me, they all end - I truly believe a part of me will die.
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Followed by The Veteran (2006) See more »

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Some Love
Performed by Evan Olson
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Far fetched, but catches the spirit of marines working together
6 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story of US Marines going back to Vietnam is far fetched and the flashbacks may be a pastiche of events involving a number of different units. However, they catch the spirit of interaction of Marines, their noncoms and officers. Ramsey is a very believable captain, but in reality, he would have been at least a company commander and would not have been so directly involved in unit leadership. Otherwise, his and his marines' interactions were consistent with my experience.

So take the plot with a grain of salt, but watch closely the way the marines and their Navy Hospital Corpsman and Chaplain go about their business. It will give you a good understanding of how marines think and act in a combat environment.


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