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It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancée - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
This is a childhood memory. So please keep it in perspective. This was before "Star Wars", so I knew Henry Winkler. But at the time (I must have been 9 at the time), I did say hello to Harrison Ford. Henry would not sign an autograph. But he would shake your hand. I shook it. And at the time I felt that I could put my hand in a plastic baggie. I didn't know if I could sell it later. But what the hell, your 9 so who looks a year down the road, right? Sally Field? A total bitch. I knew even then at my age. She would not look at the local folks watching the filming, not would come to the local people at breaks. I actually liked her before I met her (Smokey and the Bandit) was made before I watched the filming of "Heroes". But because of her actions, I learned to not give her career a glance. I am gland it became less then more.
Parts of "Heroes" was filmed in the California town of Glen Ellen. As were parts of a Lassie movie and others. At the time (the early 80's to the late 80's, when I went into the military), I know of all the movies that where made in Glen Ellen.... "Cujo", was another movie that was made in the city. I got Daniel Hugh Kelley's signature before "Hardcastle and McCormick". He was waiting in a red MG type of car when my neighbor And I were walking back from school. Gave me his autograph and I have kept it ever since. More of Hollywood coming to me then the other way around. He ended up a good guy.
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