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Purple Hearts (1984)

In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Wahl ... Don Jardian
Cheryl Ladd ... Deborah Solomon
Stephen Lee ... Wizard
Annie McEnroe ... Hallaway
Paul McCrane ... Brenner
Cyril O'Reilly ... Zuma
David Harris ... Hanes
Hillary B. Smith ... Jill (as Hillary Bailey)
R. Lee Ermey ... Gunny
Drew Snyder ... Lt. Col. Larimore
Lane Smith ... Cmdr. Markel
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Bwana
Kevin Alyn Elders Kevin Alyn Elders ... CIA Driver (as Kevin Elders)
Sydne Squire Sydne Squire ... Nurse (as Sydney Squire)
David Brass David Brass ... Lt. Grayson (as David Bass)
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Storyline

In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Dr. Don Jardian. Age: 29. Surgeon. Drafted. Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared him for the danger, the fear, the violence ... or the woman.

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Drama | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Soldier See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,075,282
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Ladd Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "Dr. Don Jardian. Age: 29. Surgeon. Drafted. Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared him for the danger, the fear, the violence ... or the woman". See more »

Goofs

Lt. Don Jardian (Ken Wahl) is seen saluting a superior officer while uncovered (with his cap or hat removed). Naval services do not salute while uncovered. Later, he is seen covered (wearing his uniform cap) while visiting nurse Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd) in sick bay. Naval service personnel remove their covers indoors and are particularly forbidden to wear them in sick bay or a chow hall. See more »

Quotes

Zuma: Are you going to eat that rice?
Don Jardian: I had to kill a man to get this rice.
Zuma: Yeah, and the whole fucking valley heard you do it, too.
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Why was it not ever released (officially) on DVD?
28 April 2018 | by usnretiredSee all my reviews

I saw this so long ago, but was never ever able to find it on DVD or a decent copy on VHS. In 2015 while in nursing school we did a rotation at the state mental hospital (Terrell, TX). They had a thrift store and I found a primo copy, even the sleeve was pristine. Love the movie.


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