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The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 18 November 1969
A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.


George McCowan


Stuart Margolin




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Andy Crocker
Joey Heatherton ... Lisa
Jimmy Dean ... Mack
Bobby Hatfield Bobby Hatfield ... Joe Bob
Marvin Gaye ... David Owens
Agnes Moorehead ... Lisa's mother
Pat Hingle ... Earl Crocker
Jill Haworth ... Karen
Mimi Dillard Mimi Dillard
Barbara Leigh ... Mia
Claudia Bryar ... Emily Crocker
Lee de Broux ... Johnson
Charlie Briggs Charlie Briggs ... Mr. Paisley
Joe Higgins ... Mr. Bedecker
David Kent


A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and friends are in short supply. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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War was tough for Andy. But coming home turned out to be hell.




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Lisa's husband is referred to as being a "junior executive for the Dallas Morning Herald." The name of this fictional publication was actually a composite of Dallas's two major metropolitan newspapers operating at the time of this movie's production - the Dallas Morning News and the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald. See more »

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Ballad of Andy Crocker
Music by Murray MacLeod
Lyrics by Stuart Margolin
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excellent early returning Viet Nam vet movie.
27 September 2006 | by terriannjohnsonSee all my reviews

i first saw this movie as a child in the early 70s,and saw it again for the first time since recently on tape,it is as relevant to a new generation and war today as it was to the "Nam"generation over 30 years ago.lee majors is excellent as the disaffected veteran who returns to a crumbled former life back home and has trouble adjusting to civilian life.also look for Marvin Gaye in a rare acting role.this low budget TV movie is as good as other returning vet movies that came later in the 70s-the deer hunter and coming home,i like this movie it shows the problems of the returning war veterans and the obstacle's that they faced.even more surprising is that this movie was released as a TV movie while the united states was still deeply involved militarily in southeast Asia.this film deserves a fresh look today with veterans returning home from a new war-to the same old problems.

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18 November 1969 (USA) See more »

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