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Streamers (1983)

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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

David Rabe (play), David Rabe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Billy
Michael Wright ... Carlyle
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Richie
David Alan Grier ... Roger
Guy Boyd ... Rooney
George Dzundza ... Cokes
Albert Macklin Albert Macklin ... Martin
B.J. Cleveland B.J. Cleveland ... Pfc. Bush
Bill Allen ... Lt. Townsend
Paul Lazar ... MP Lieutenant
Phil Ward ... MP Sgt. Kilick
James Terry McIlvain James Terry McIlvain ... Orderly (as Terry McIlvain)
Todd Savell ... MP Sgt. Savio
Mark Fickert Mark Fickert ... Dr. Banes
Dustye Winniford Dustye Winniford ... Staff Sergeant
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Storyline

Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual. Written by Humberto Amador

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Crime | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Windhunde See more »

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Production Co:

Streamers International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

First of two consecutive back-to-back military movies for actor David Alan Grier whose next picture would be Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story (1984). See more »

Quotes

Carlyle: I just talk bad, I don't do bad.
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Crazy Credits

ON SCREEN: Produced by Joseph Papp Directed by Mike Nichols See more »

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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

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I'm Gonna Make You Mine
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Written by Alan H. Braunstein
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Crisis like form of fight
26 December 2006 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

Every crisis is a fight's form. And the crisis is the only way to know that you are alive. "Streamers" is tale about Vietnam, self discover, fear and sentiments. About trust and friendship. About intolerance's power. And about the resistance in face of same other reality. The homoerotic aspect is only an ingredient in this great expectation and heavy uncertainty. Four boys and a war. And the struggle to adjust the news rules at the familiar past. The threat is not the war or the death. Not the superiors or the others soldiers. The threat is only your person. Each gesture, each emotion, each word may change not an opinion, a nuance in the attitude/words of the other, the self respect or the values of your life but your soul. The world is your desire's projection. And if this these is fallacious? A movie about a interior world- gift and cross.


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