8.3/10
4,702
41 user 69 critic

Hearts and Minds (1974)

Trailer
2:17 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director:

Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls
Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple
Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein
Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tin Chan ... Himself (as Faither Chan Tin - Saigon)
Chau Diem ... Himself - Editor of Trinh Bay Magazine
Ngo Dinh Diem ... Himself (President of South Vietnam) (archive footage)
John Foster Dulles ... Himself (Secretary of State 1953-1959) (archive footage)
Kay Dvorshock ... Herself
... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)
David Emerson ... Himself - Concord, Massachusetts
Mui Duc Giang ... Himself - Coffin Maker
Chi Minh Ho ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Hoey ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Stan Holder ... Himself - Corporal, Placitas, New Mexico
Jerry Holter ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Vo Thi Hue ... Herself - Hung Dinh Village
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteous militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

17 November 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Hearts and Minds  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,556, 22 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,754, 31 December 2004
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A temporary restraining order was lifted (22nd January 1975) against a section of film that concerned Walt Rostow (national security advisor to Lyndon Johnson). Claiming that the interview of himself may damage his image. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clark Clifford, Aide to President Truman: When the second World War was over, we were the one great power in the world. The Soviets had a substantial military machine; but, they could not touch us in power. We had this enormous force that had been built up. We had the greatest fleet in the world. We come through the War economically sound. And, I think that in addition to feeling a sense of responsibility, we also began to feel the sense of a world power - that possibly we could control the future of the world.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The listed translators credited in the movie (Le Thai To, Trung Trac, Le Thanh Tong and Trung Hung Dao) were all Vietnamese generals who had defeated the Chinese in various times from the first century C.E., to the fifteenth century C.E. The translator listed as Nguyen Ai Quoc was an early alias of Ho Chi Minh, founder of the Vietnamese Communist Party. I have no knowledge of the last listed translator, Barbara Gore. Apparently, someone played a good joke on the producers of this film, if it wasn't the translators themselves. See more »

Connections

Features The Road to Hong Kong (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Over There
(uncredited)
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by Arthur Fields
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Still Relevant
29 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hearts and Minds holds much relevance for the post- Sept-11 world.

Although this film concerns itself with the Vietnam War, it is really about war in general. It explores the reasons America behaves the way it does towards other countries and towards itself, without having to come right out and tell you. It is the old writers credo, "Show, don't tell." The film bears multiple viewings, and you discover something new every time. Anybody who has loved ones in the military, and anybody who is "involved" in politics will be interested in watching this.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 41 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial