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A German Shepard named Rain is trained to fight in the Vietnam War and his intelligence and courage in the face of adversity wins the respect and loyalty of his platoon. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Scott Cooper ... Pvt. Holland
Pamela Moore Somers ... Abbey

Ashley Edner ... Amy Davis (as Ashley Louise Edner)

Susan Dey ... Diane Davis

Mark Kiely ... Lt. Crawford

Derk Cheetwood ... Sgt. Summers
Jimmy Pham ... Ky

Wiley M. Pickett ... Sgt. Vanetti (as Wiley Pickett)

Vincent Angell ... Cpt. Pike
Randall Arney ... John Davis
Sean Graham ... Pvt. Mays

Craig Kirkwood ... Pvt. Jordan

Eric Balfour ... Pvt. Morris
Kidany Lugo ... Stereo

Jayson Dumenigo ... Junior (as Jason Dumenigo)
Thomas Fattoruso ... Pvt. Lillard (as Thomas Fatturoso)
John Pontrelli ... Kovensky (as John David Pontrelli)
Shaun Gavin ... Truck Driver (as Shaun Patrick Gavin)

Vanessa Nguyen ... Ky's Aunt
Phil Neilson ... Helicopter Pilot (as Phil Nielson)
April Tran ... Ky's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew ... Rain

Carmelo Oquendo ... Private
Andy Owens ... Pvt. Owens
Reno Rankin ... Rain (as Reno)
Reo ... Rain

Directed by
Robert J. Wilson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martin Kitrosser  written by
John McGowan  written by

Produced by
Les Alexander .... producer
Sheri Bryant .... executive producer (as Sheri Ann Bryant)
Don Enright .... producer
Frederique Fechner .... associate producer (as Frédérique Moreau Fechner)
Anita Gershman .... executive producer
Larry Gershman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andrea Saparoff 
Cinematography by
David Luckenbach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dana E. Glauberman 
Casting by
Lisa Mionie 
Eileen Stringer 
Production Design by
Sean Mannion 
Set Decoration by
Chad Hagaman 
Costume Design by
Denise Martinez 
Makeup Department
Martha Callender .... makeup artist
Loida E. Jeannot .... hair stylist (as Loida Jeannot)
Production Management
Mickey McKenzie .... production manager
M. Ross-Michaels .... production supervisor (as M. Ross Michaels)
Mark Tobey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pontrelli .... second assistant director
Kenneth Roth .... second assistant director (as Kenny Roth)
Mark Tobey .... first assistant director
Keith Woulard .... second unit director
Art Department
Dave Alexander .... art department production assistant
Giovanni Rodriguez .... lead scenic artist
Jean P. Rubio Rivera .... assistant property master (as Jean P. Rubio)
Harlak P. Rubio .... property master (as Harak Rubio)
Guifre Tort Ortiz .... lead man (as Guifre Tort)
Bernat Tort-Ortiz .... set dresser (as Bernart Tort)
Sound Department
Peter Geoco .... production sound mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... re-recording mixer
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor (as Vince R. Gutierrez)
Kate Jesse .... boom operator
Dennis Michael Tenney .... re-recording mixer (as Dennis Tenney)
Charles Bruce .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Stephen Riesz .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charlie Bonilla .... assistant special effects
Terry Chapman .... special effects
Phil H. Fravel .... assistant special effects (as Phil Fravel)
David Hill .... assistant special effects
Dennis Pantoja de Jesus .... stunts
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts (as Jonathan Eusabia)
Steven Ho .... stunts
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Brown .... second assistant camera
Leslie Colombani .... electrician
Edgar Colón .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Edgar Colon)
Victor Cruz .... dolly grip
Jerry Encarnacion .... grip
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera: second unit
Brian Fleskes .... best boy grip (as Brian 'Coach' Fleskes)
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... gaffer
John Gazdik .... first assistant camera
Milton Graña .... director of photography: second unit (as Milton Grana)
Bruce Lawson .... key grip
Zoraida Luna .... second assistant camera: second unit
Laura Magruder .... still photographer
Raymond Orraca .... best boy electric
Geronimo Perez .... electrician
Derek Ramsey .... camera intern
Angel Rodriguez .... electrician
Carlos Zayas .... camera loader (as Carlitos Zayas)
Jason Andrew .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Patricia Alonso .... casting: Puero Rico
Leigh French .... voice casting
Sonia Landivar .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Faye Sevilla .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
A.G. Bealer .... additional editor
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Shaun Gavin .... location manager
Robert Warberg .... location manager (as Bobby Warberg)
Transportation Department
Eddie Berrios .... driver
Armando Cruz .... driver
Pablo Gonzalez .... driver (as Pablo Gonzales)
Ricky Gonzalez .... driver
Luis A. Jurado .... driver (as Luis Jurado)
Jay Kennedy .... transportation coordinator
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation captain (as Joseivan Rojas)
Other crew
Nancy Wheeler Balboa .... business affairs: Animal Planet
John Beaird .... business affairs: Animal Planet
Emilio Bones .... helicopter pilot (as SPC Emilio Bones)
W. Clark Bunting .... executive vice president: Animal Planet (as Clark Bunting)
W. Clark Bunting .... general manager: Animal Planet (as Clark Bunting)
Heather Elliot .... production secretary
Jose Gomez Fernandez .... craft service (as Jose Gomez-Fernandez)
José Fuentes .... assistant accountant (as Jose Fuentes)
David E. Gerber .... vice president of production: Animal Planet
Tami Gunby .... assistant to producers
Stacy Hartley .... production coordinator (as Stacey Hartley)
Sarah Donovan Koepple .... assistant to producers
Ileannet La Fossé .... assistant accountant (as Illeanet La Fosse)
Alvin Mears .... animal coordinator (as Alvin L. Mears)
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal trainer (as Karl Miller)
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor (as Liliana Molina)
Andres Ortegon .... technical advisor: military (as Major Andres Ortegon U.S.A.)
Juan G. Perez .... helicopter pilot (as SSC Juan G. Perez)
Hector L. Ramirez .... helicopter pilot (as CW4 Hector L. Ramirez)
Carol Tomko Recka .... vice president of development: Animal Planet
Andres Rivera .... caterer
Ulises Rodriguez .... production assistant
Jose R. Roig .... helicopter pilot (as MAJ Jose R. Roig)
Ginger Sheehy .... production coordinator: Animal Planet
José R. Varona .... medic (as Jose Varona)
Dan Winthrop .... main and end titles
Gino Falla .... production assistant (uncredited)
M. Ross-Michaels .... controller (uncredited)
Corey Lee Barker .... special thanks: public affairs officer (as Lt. {Jg} Corey Barker)
Rufino I. Betancourt .... special thanks (as Lieutenant Colonel Rufino I. Betancourt)
Emilio Diaz-Colon .... special thanks (as Major General Emilio Diaz-Colon)
Erica Enright .... dedicatee
Ricardo A. Falcon .... special thanks (as Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo A. Falcon)
William Hughes .... special thanks: executive officer (as Commander William Hughes)
Darren V. Morton .... special thanks: Navy Film Liaison Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico (as LCDR Darren V. Morton)
Andres Ortegon .... special thanks: Army Film Liaison Officer (as Major Andres Ortegon)
Jose J. Ramirez .... special thanks (as Lieutenant Jose J. Ramirez)
Major Efrain Soto-Santiago .... special thanks
James K. Stark .... special thanks: Commanding Officer (as Captain James K. Stark)
Bert Steinberger .... in loving memory
Philip M. Strub .... special thanks: Department of Defence Liaison

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Multiple flaws ruin good story, 6 June 2001
Author: Jon (jellipsis) from Portland, OR

I expected a low-budget movie that was long on story and short on effects. The story, however, was full of hackneyed elements (the jaded Lt. who won't trust the new guy, the platoon full of chip-on-the-shoulder vets, the new guy who earns the platoon's respect through his grit...and on and on). It was also piled high with errors in detail that just irritated me. It seems as though there were no military advisors at all working on this film. Few or none of the rifles carried by the platoon dated to Vietnam. In one case, a sharpshooter picks off a VC sniper using a rifle developed in the mid-90's that shoots pistol ammo - hardly the high-accuracy piece they were trying to depict.

The romance that appears in the film is also laughable and totally unnecessary. That the lead character places his love in harm's way with little regard for her safety is obnoxious - and probably worth a court martial.

I am an animal lover, and when I heard Animal Planet was going to show the story of military dogs in Vietnam, I was excited. The story, though, is thin and the attention to detail was so poor as to be a distraction.

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