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Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971)

A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion.

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Richard Compton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Danny
Paul Koslo ... Shooter
Alan Vint ... Kid
Elliott Street ... Fatback
Jennifer Billingsley ... Broad
Billy Green Bush ... Sheriff
Geoffrey Lewis ... Francis Rapture, Motel Owner
Francine York ... Lydia
Timothy Scott ... Mike
Lonny Chapman ... Danny's Father
Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael ... Danny's Mother
Cherie Foster Cherie Foster ... Gloria
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Used Car Salesman
Ted Markland ... Hick #1
Joel Lawrence Joel Lawrence ... Trooper
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A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion.

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Danny, Shooter, Fatback, and the Kid. They learned a trade in the army. Killing. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Days Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don't forget: hire the vet - before he blows up your town
29 March 2002 | by jeffhill1See all my reviews

"Welcome Home, Soldier Boys" is a fun movie if you check your mind at the door. I saw the film in a cheap Tokyo theater while attending Sophia University on G.I. Bill payments I had earned through 4 years in the air force including one year in Vietnam. With "Welcome Home Soldier Boys" the viewer rides along with four Vietnam vets who buy a large touring car (a black Cadillac, if I remember correctly) as they drive east after being discharged on the West Coast. Within a few hours they pick up a female hitch-hiker and have sex with her in the back seat of the rambling car. They offer her something like two hundred dollars but she intends to extort A LOT more than that out of them since, as she points out, they have just transported her over a state line which makes their activities a felony. An argument ensues, followed by an altercation that accidentally results in the young lady falling out of the car at 65 miles per hour. "What do you think?" one of them asks Joe Don Baker, the still recognized ranking man. "I think she should have taken the two hundred dollars." Interrupted by a few pleasant moments, a series of disappointments and frustrations gradually eats away at the patience of the four Vietnam vets. The last straw is when they run out of gasoline in a small town. What happens next makes the wrath of Rambo against the small Oregon town look like a model of restraint.


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