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My Old Man's Place (1971)

Two soldiers return from Vietnam with serious PTSD. They decide to go for a couple of days to a peaceful farm owned by the father of one of the men. A psychotic sergeant who also did tours in Nam, joins them. Personalities clash hard.

Director:

Edwin Sherin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arthur Kennedy ... Walter Pell
Mitchell Ryan ... Sgt. Martin Flood (as Mitch Ryan)
William Devane ... Jimmy Pilgrim
Michael Moriarty ... Trubee Pell
Topo Swope ... Helen
Lloyd Gough ... Dr. Paul
Ford Rainey ... Sheriff Coleman
Peter Donat ... Car Salesman
Sandra Vacey Sandra Vacey ... Darlene Pilgrim
Paula Kauffman Paula Kauffman ... Bubbles
Eve Marchand Eve Marchand ... Streetwalker
Bud Walls Bud Walls ... Marine
Harvey Brumfield Harvey Brumfield ... M.P.
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Two soldiers return from Vietnam with serious PTSD. They decide to go for a couple of days to a peaceful farm owned by the father of one of the men. A psychotic sergeant who also did tours in Nam, joins them. Personalities clash hard.

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A man without mercy. his love was hate, his passion was violence. Never turn your back on him. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1972 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory Boy See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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First film role for Michael Moriarty. See more »

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Glory Boy
Words by Norma Green
Music by Charles Gross
Sung by Gary Le Mel
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Some things you just never forget .........
21 January 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Damaged Vietnam War buddies Michael Moriarty and William Devane, hook up with sadistic sergeant, Mitchell Ryan, and proceed to Moriarty's fathers farm. The movie displays a lot of baggage that each soldier is bearing, and Arthur Kennedy has issues with his son, so this is not what I would call a pleasant viewing experience. "My Old Man's Place" is fascinating however as the soldiers interact, change opinions of each other, and eventually collide. This character driven drama is well acted, with scalding dialog. Basically it is the story of a son not living up to his father's expectations, and a war not living up to the soldiers expectations. Recommended. - MERK


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