In the late 60s, during the Vietnam War, the idealistic soldier Jackie Willow arrives at Fort Meyer expecting to go to the Academy and then to the Vietnam War. Jackie is the son of a veteran sergeant and soon he becomes the protégé of the former friends of his father, Sergeant Clell Hazard and Sergeant Major 'Goody' Nelson. Jackie is promoted and gets married with his childhood friend Rachel Feld, to recommend Jackie to the Academy. He is promoted to lieutenant and asks to go to the Vietnam, returning to the Arlington National Cemetery.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It was a dangerous time to be young. An impossible time to be a hero.
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Did You Know?
The role of Pete Deveber (Elias Koteas
) was originally to be played by Gian-Carlo Coppola
, Francis Ford Coppola's son, who tragically died in a boating accident a few months before filming. Koteas, who got Coppola's role, felt very uncomfortable while shooting the movie, because he knew that he was replacing Gian-Carlo in a film directed by his father, who just lost his son. See more
After the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performs the "Troop Step" in the parade field ceremony scene, there are four bass drum beats before the Fife and Drum Corps steps off to "Yankee Doodle." In actuality there are only 2 bass drum beats before the Fife and Drum Corps Steps off from the Troop Step into "Yankee Doodle." See more
The peace loving people of Vietnam, My Ass. A more bellicose race of people i have never known
Break on Through (To the Other Side)
Written by The Doors
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Electra/Asylym Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more