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Sir! No Sir! --  Sir! No Sir! tells the long suppressed story of the GI movement to end the war in Vietnam. This is the story of one of the most vibrant and widespread upheavals of the 1960’s- one that had a profound impact on American society yet has been virtually obliterated from the collective memory of that time.

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If You Ever Wanted To End A War... See more »
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This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Michael Alaimo ... Himself (archive footage)

Edward Asner ... Colonel Heinl (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Joe Bangert ... Himself (also archive footage)
Tom Bernard ... Himself
Dave Blalock ... Himself
Verna Blossomgame ... Herself
Richard Boyle ... Himself
David Cline ... Himself
Donald Duncan ... Himself
Ed Eskelson ... Himself

Jane Fonda ... Herself (also archive footage)
Louis Font ... Himself

Troy Garity ... Narrator (voice)
Steve Goldsmith ... Himself
Halim Karim Gullahbemi ... Himself (as Elder Halim Gullahbemi)
Oliver Hirsch ... Himself
John Huyler ... Himself (also archive footage)
Terry Iverson ... Himself
John Lamboke ... Himself
Jerry Lembcke ... Himself
Howard Levy ... Himself (as Dr. Howard Levy)
Essie Love ... Herself
Rita Martinson ... Herself (archive footage)
Keith Mather ... Himself (also archive footage)
Don L. May ... Himself (as Don May)
Ron McMahan ... Himself
Louise Monaco ... Herself
Hal Muskat ... Himself
Mildred Parker ... Herself
Greg Payton ... Himself
Randy Rowland ... Himself
Susan Schnall ... Herself
Susan Schnall ... Herself
Bill Short ... Himself
Billy Dean Smith ... Himself
Darnell Stephen Summers ... Himself (as Darnell Summers)
Joseph Urgo ... Himself
Terry Whitmore ... Himself (also archive footage)
Michael Wong ... Himself

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... John J. Rambo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Donald Sutherland ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Zeiger 
 
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David Zeiger 

Produced by
Peter Broderick .... executive producer
Evangeline Griego .... producer
Louise Rosen .... co-producer
Renee Tod .... associate producer
Aaron Zarrow .... producer
David Zeiger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Buddy Judge 
 
Cinematography by
May Rigler 
David Zeiger 
 
Film Editing by
Lindsay Mofford 
May Rigler 
 
Sound Department
Tucker Stilley .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Kirk .... motion designer
Chris Kirk .... title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Henry .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Huu Duc Nguyen .... associate editor
Bill Bryn Russell .... colorist
Bill Bryn Russell .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Tucker Stilley .... music editor
 
Other crew
Deidre Farris .... key production assistant
Phinneas Kiyomura .... production intern
 

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Features Winter Soldier (1972)See more »
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Break OutSee more »

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48 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
a must-see for vets and dodgers alike, 21 April 2006

I sat in my college dorm room in 1972, after student deferments had been discontinued under political pressure, and I watched TV with my roommates as the man pulled birthdays out of a bowl in order to put them in numerical order to determine who would get called up first, second, and so on, according to their date of birth. Some of us drew lower numbers and started to sweat, not knowing if we would end up running to Canada, maybe forever, or if we would try to find a doctor who would give us an out (flat feet, allergies, homosexuality), but the medical excuses were getting harder and harder to pull off. By 1972, the draft boards were getting tired of everybody claiming to be gay or psychotic, so they drafted the weirdos and sissies anyway. It was a time when the fear became so palpable, that it drove me bats insane, so I hope people can understand why some of us protested, even violently. Now, to see that soldiers in Vietnam resisted the war even after they had been sent over there comes as something of a revelation because that fact has been glossed over by revisionist historians working for the power elite. This documentary shows how some guys resisted fighting and were court-martialed for it, in some cases being put on trial for treason, with a possible death sentence. Then there were the underground presses. Tons of homemade newspapers were circulated under threat of dishonorable discharge or even court martial for merely having a copy of a rebellious rag. The GI's who published these things were heroes in the truest sense. Jane Fonda, who is mostly remembered for her visit to Hanoi, was actually in Nam entertaining the troops in a bizarre parallel to Bob Hope. He would put on "patriotic" USO shows while Fonda and her troupe were invited by soldiers who liked her politics better. And it drove the officers crazy, but they couldn't stop her from going where she was invited. God has blessed me by allowing me to meet Ms. Fonda. She was presenting this film in NYC, and she hung out at the cafe in the IFC movie theater, where it is now playing. I pulled out my draft card, which I have been carrying in my wallet for 34 years. I asked her to autograph it, and she said, "Oh, cool!" Her signature is on the card right above that of S. Witherspoon, the local draft board administrator. Email me if you want me to send you a jpeg of this little artifact of history.

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