Although the film is a follow up to Going Back (2001) (TV), it includes some of the flashback scenes from the first film, only in this film, they have been extended. It also includes a few flashback scenes that were deleted from the first film. See more »
Ray's cloth head wrap and the background actors changes positions rapidly between shots in the Vietnam flashback scene where he and Red are talking about marijuana. See more »
In the 1950's, the United States began sending American men and women thousands of miles to fight in the Vietnam War. Almost 3 million Americans participated.
30 years later, 1,835 American Prisoners Of War still remain unaccounted for.
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This is a pretty good movie. Not the best ever, but definitely underrated with just 3*. It is good acting, nothing fancy or shocking in the script, it just makes you think. It is not a classical Vietnam war movie ( as The Platoon) or post Vietnam war trauma movie (Deer Hunter, Born on 4th of July), you just have to see it for yourself. Its not only M Ironside with the good acting, its also the supporting actors. And by the way, I haven't seen M Ironside for a long time, does he appear in any good movie lately?!?! I voted it 7*, still maybe it worths just 5 or 6, but I wanted to improve the rate, it obviously worths more than 3*! However, maybe its not quite connected to this specific movie, but I wonder how can it be rated only 3*! Usually, before watching a movie I check on IMDb's site and almost never watch movies rated less than 4 or 5*, I made an exception with this one (I just felt it) and now I don't feel that it was wasted time! Is it possible that I ignored some other underrated movies?! I'll have to check! As for 'The Veteran', if you are not a Rambo fan, then you will like the war scenes shown in the characters' flashbacks. I have actually felt that those ordinary guys (regardless that they were marines) were facing death at each step, and these are not just empty words. I've felt the same watching 'The Platoon', but you cant draw a parallel between the 2 movies, they are totally different, its just how it made me feel when I imagined myself in their skin.
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