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Word of Honor (2003)

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Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson ... See full summary »

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Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army authority anxious to save its own face, an embarrassed federal government, and a threatened marriage, and entangled, furthermore, in his own past lives and present sense of guilt, must call on all his cleverness and his own inner toughness to fight his case. Written by Ronos

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Thirty years ago he fought for his country. Now, he's fighting for his honor.

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6 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Jesse Johnson, the actor who portrayed young Lt. Tyson in Vietnam, is Don Johnson's real life son. See more »

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In the Viet Nam scenes, the soldiers were using M14 rifles, which were only used by the US army for a very short period, about 1965/66, before being replaced by the M16. See more »

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The strength of honor is put to the test.
20 December 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A very good TNT original movie made for TV. A former Army Lieutenant(Don Johnson) sees his world falling apart when allegations that his platoon slaughtered innocent civilians thirty years ago in a hospital massacre. Jeanne Tripplehorn plays the Army Major prosecutor. The defending attorney is played flawlessly by Arlin Howard. Also in the cast is Sharon Lawrence as the Lieutenant's lovely wife; John Heard as the platoon member "blowing the whistle" and Johnson's son Jesse plays the young Lieutenant in Vietnam. Good courtroom drama. Well worth watching. It's also nice seeing Johnson letting go of some of the ego. He is aging nicely and still can command a scene.


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