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21 and a Wake-Up (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  30 October 2009 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caitlin Murphy
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Skylar Paige
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Nick George ...
Dr. Roy Neal (as Nick W. George)
Dr. Oscar Kimber
T Lopez ...
Xenia Salinas
Sgt. Mike Pulakis
Song Li
Dr. Jim West
General Gleason


The film is based on real events, focusing on the lives of three young nurses, one of whom undertakes a treacherous journey up the Mekong River to Cambodia to save a very young Vietnamese-American girl before her life is destroyed during the American bombing of Cambodia. Written by IvanWong

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A story of Vietnam


Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity


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30 October 2009 (USA)  »

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21 and a Wake-Up  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Better than I expected
26 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My first review...As an avid Amy Acker fan I ordered this movie from the official website and was not disappointed by her performance. Despite some reviews "21 and a Wakeup" offers a realistic message from Chris McIntyre about what is was like. Operating on a $3 million budget the end result was poignant and at times a tough to watch depiction of the war. War does not command happy endings but the moments these people enjoy are captivating and emotional. The characters grow on you as the movie does as well. "21 and a Wakeup" does not assume to be "China Beach" but has a charm of its own. After DVD distribution it will most likely hit TV if you want to wait.

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