A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Jaglom

Writer:

Henry Jaglom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Sgt. Jack Falen
Taryn Power ... Stephanie
Dean Stockwell ... Mark
Topo Swope ... Chloe
Alfred Ryder ... The Man
Zack Norman ... Gene
Michael Emil Michael Emil ... Emile
Barbara Flood Barbara Flood ... The Lady
Cayle Chernin Cayle Chernin ... Train Passenger
Vance Davis ... Train Passenger
Nate Esformes ... Train Steward
James Frawley ... Train Passenger
Mary George Mary George ... Train Passenger
Jim Gitter Jim Gitter ... Train Passenger
Kevin Hoffman Kevin Hoffman
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A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to combat. Written by Linda Scheimann <scheiman@niia.net>

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The Vietnam war has just ended. But for Jack Falen, the battle is only beginning. See more »

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Director Henry Jaglom said that for him, the whole story could just be taking place in the mind of Dennis Hopper while he's sitting on a bench. See more »

Connections

Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) See more »

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Kay Kyser Band (as Kay Kyser and his Orchestra)
Written by Frank Loesser (uncredited)
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A great film
3 March 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

Dennis Hopper is an actor that I am almost ashamed to admit I like but he is. This is a fine film and one of his best performances. You can tell he is stoned throughout much of the film but he still delivers playing a tormented man. This was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with Vietnam and one of the best. Hopper sears the screen as the man who cannot let go of the hell of war. I liked the WWII songs they play in the film like "Were Gonna Have To Slap a Dirty Little Jap" and "Theyll be a hot time in the town of Berlin". Henry Jaglom is a real genius of a director and I think this is his best film. It has never been shown on Tv as far as I know and it is a real loss. Rent and and be amazed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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