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Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978)

The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Dourif ... Sgt. Leonard Matlovich
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Amy
Harrison Page ... Josh
Bill Duke ... Sgt. Langford
Arnold Soboloff Arnold Soboloff
Donald Moffat ... Col. Benton
Sandy Ward ... Maj. Bradley
Alice Hirson
William Wintersole ... Lt. Col. John Teasdale
James Brodhead James Brodhead
William Bogert ... Maj. Holloway
Robert Burgos
Jack Stauffer
Sal Viscuso
Barney McFadden Barney McFadden
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The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.

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David Addlestone: What do you think of Benton?
Susan Hewman: He strikes me as a typical career officer. Seems like a hard nose, but with decent instincts.
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Very Good Documentary
18 November 2007 | by jjradSee all my reviews

This is an excellent TV documentary I luckily found on ebay one day. This movie is extremely rare so if you find it anywhere it won't be very cheap. some people are currently selling it on amazon, so if you want it you may find it there. I have 3 good reasons to watch this film. 1. Great acting 3. Good Quality 3. is very realistic If you like documentaries about the army you will like this. If you don't, I wouldn't suggest it. It also has an awkward plot, which made me think a little bit about getting it. Then I realized Brad Dourif was in it! He portrayed Sergeant Matlovich very well. If you get it I hope you enjoy it!

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21 August 1978 (USA) See more »

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