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A Rumor of War 

The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.
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1980  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Brad Davis ...  Lt. Philip 'Phil' Caputo 2 episodes, 1980
Keith Carradine ...  Lt. Murph McCoy 2 episodes, 1980
Michael O'Keefe ...  Lt. Walter Cohen 2 episodes, 1980
Richard Bradford ...  Gen. Merle Rupert 2 episodes, 1980
Brian Dennehy ...  Sgt. Ned Coleman 2 episodes, 1980
John Friedrich ...  Cpl. Pascarella 2 episodes, 1980
Perry Lang ...  Woodward 2 episodes, 1980
Christopher Mitchum ...  Capt. Peterson 2 episodes, 1980
Dan Shor ...  Manhole 2 episodes, 1980
Lane Smith ...  Sgt. Willliam Holgren 2 episodes, 1980
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Cpl. Kazmarak 2 episodes, 1980
Gail Youngs ...  Carol 2 episodes, 1980
Steve Forrest ...  Col. Atherton 2 episodes, 1980
Stacy Keach ...  Maj. Ball 2 episodes, 1980
Phillip R. Allen ...  Col. Perry 2 episodes, 1980
Michael Cavanaugh ...  Capt. Lake 2 episodes, 1980
Bobby Ellerbee Bobby Ellerbee ...  Cpl. Mackey 2 episodes, 1980
David Elliott ...  Sullivan 2 episodes, 1980
Laurence Fishburne ...  Lightbulb 2 episodes, 1980
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ...  Sgt. Furth 2 episodes, 1980
Edward Grover ...  Coker 2 episodes, 1980
Gavan O'Herlihy ...  Stanton 2 episodes, 1980
Christopher Allport ...  Van Cott 2 episodes, 1980
Jeff Daniels ...  Chaplain 2 episodes, 1980
John Herzfeld ...  The Drill Instructor 2 episodes, 1980
Stephen Keep Mills ...  The Angry Major 2 episodes, 1980
Helaine Lembeck Helaine Lembeck ...  Lisa Modesta 2 episodes, 1980
Sandy McPeak ...  Joe Caputo 2 episodes, 1980
Chris Mulkey ...  Radio Man 2 episodes, 1980
Enrique Novi ...  Jose Ramirez 2 episodes, 1980
Sean Roche Sean Roche ...  Hodgkins 2 episodes, 1980
Steven Rotblatt Steven Rotblatt ...  Zirpoli 2 episodes, 1980
Al Ruscio ...  Uncle Al 2 episodes, 1980
Koko Tani Koko Tani ...  Simone 2 episodes, 1980
Shere Thu Thuy Shere Thu Thuy ...  Le Dung's Wife 2 episodes, 1980
Marion Yue Marion Yue ...  Hoa 2 episodes, 1980
David Chow David Chow ...  The Mayor of Da Nang 2 episodes, 1980
Eunice Christopher Eunice Christopher ...  Mrs. Caputo 2 episodes, 1980
Oliver Chung Oliver Chung ...  Le Dung 2 episodes, 1980
Alex Daniels ...  Stasek 2 episodes, 1980
John Diehl ...  D.T. 2 episodes, 1980
John Ferrand John Ferrand ...  Sgt. Whitaker 2 episodes, 1980
Ken Foree ...  The M.P. 2 episodes, 1980
Karen Kondazian ...  Mrs. Modesta 2 episodes, 1980
Lynn Kuratomi Lynn Kuratomi ...  Yip Yap 2 episodes, 1980
Joe Lowry Joe Lowry ...  Winslow 2 episodes, 1980
David Manson David Manson ...  Second Reporter 2 episodes, 1980
Dani Minnick ...  Miss Cunningham 2 episodes, 1980
Scott Mulhern Scott Mulhern ...  The Priest 2 episodes, 1980
Qui Van Ngo Qui Van Ngo ...  ARVN Interrogator 2 episodes, 1980
Rodney Saulsberry ...  Sgt. Wehr 2 episodes, 1980
Scott Sebastian Scott Sebastian ...  First Reporter 2 episodes, 1980
Stewart Wolinski Stewart Wolinski ...  The Doctor 2 episodes, 1980
Robert B. Grass Robert B. Grass ...  Cpl. Beckett 2 episodes, 1980
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The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

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Trivia

Actual Marine aircraft were used in this film. KC 130 R and F models from Marine Aerial Refueling Squadron VMGR 352 were filmed taxiing on runways and having coffins removed from them. Active duty Marines from the base were also used to depict Marines marching in columns that were returning from Vietnam. The F model aircraft used in the film actually flew many missions during the Vietnam conflict. See more »

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The captain can be seen breathing after he is supposedly killed at the end of the film. See more »

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Marine Aerial Refueling Squadron VMGR 352 See more »

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as real as it gets plus 200%
18 June 2009 | by revtg1-2See all my reviews

I served my time in Korea. Five years after I came back old time school mates of mine were being drafted for Vietnam. I later heard their stories over quarts of beer and doobies. This movie IS their story. I was sitting on my couch watching the big ambush scene and it scared the hell out of me in my own living room. The scene where Brian Dennehy tells Lt. Catuto that 19 year old kids in Korea checked their rifle sights by shooting down Korean farmers came home to me. My brother, who fought from the first of the Korean war through the Chosen battle, told me the same thing. This movie has it all. The boredom, the terror, the frustration, the slaughter, the sadness, the futility. And it is real. It starts out slow but when it kicks in it gives no quarter, cuts no slack and takes no prisoners. If you ever carried a rifle in a combat zone at night alone you can relate to it. But even if you have no recollection of the Vietnam war era you can still sense the reality.


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Release Date:

24 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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