The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.
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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 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 ...  Lisa Modesta 2 episodes, 1980
Sandy McPeak ...  Joe Caputo 2 episodes, 1980
Chris Mulkey ...  Radio Man 2 episodes, 1980
Enrique Novi 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 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

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Bagliori di guerra See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Sadly Cut to Pieces - Masterpiece as original
27 March 2006 | by tandkmoranSee all my reviews

The movie is a true story. The book gave me bad nightmares, especially the chapter "Officer in Charge of the Dead". Saw it's premiere on TV, which had big time graphic warnings at the end of each commerical break. Sad to say - I doubt the REAL original cut exists. To date I've rented 3 different versions on VHS, none matched the original and one was cut to deliver a different theme - pure butchery. Your experience with this flick will vary wildly, depending upon which release you've happened upon. Probably Brian Denehey's best performance ever. One release I rented cut all the Marine Officer Training school and Ofcr in Charge of the Dead chapters entirely. My advice - read the book, then look for the longest version of this masterpiece that you can find. This sorely needs a restored DVD release. Marine Officer veterans of Vietnam should see this flick, it's the only Vietnam movie that won't leave a bad taste in their mouths. Many fine performances, amazing jungle photography. Fave quote; "You stay here - you learn!"


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