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A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998)

R | | Drama, War | 29 July 2010 (Belgium)
An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.

Writers:

Tim O'Brien (short story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"), Thomas Michael Donnelly (teleplay) (as Thomas M. Donnelly)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Billy Tony Billy ... Soldier #2
Christopher Birt Christopher Birt ... Lieutenant Mitchell Sanders
Georgina Cates ... Marianne Bell
Mike Edward ... Camou Greenie
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Shoeshine (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Daniel Gillies ... Medic (as Daniel J. Gillies)
Robert Huberman Robert Huberman ... C.I.D. Major
Anthony Jones Anthony Jones ... Medic
Nick Kemplen ... Medic
Tony LePage Tony LePage ... Dying Marine Robert
Daniel London ... Eddie Diamond
Mac Jeffrey Ong Mac Jeffrey Ong ... ARVN Soldier #2
Craig Parker ... Soldier #1
Clint Sharplin Clint Sharplin ... Wild Bill
Daniel Sing ... ARVN Soldier #1 (as Daniel Francis Sing)
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An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her. Written by Janet Edwards <jigger@rocketmail.com>

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Love and war collide in a tale of riveting action

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic war violence and injury, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Based off of the short story 'Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong' written by Tim O'Brien which was featured in his novel 'The Things They Carried'. See more »

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A Medic brings his girlfriend to Vietnam from the US
2 March 2006 | by mikeca07See all my reviews

I just wanted to point out that this isn't from a short story. It is a chapter of a book by Tim O'Brien entitled "The Things They Carried". Rat was in the same unit as the author (O'Brien) and told him the story as he apparently witnessed it. O'Brien doesn't go as far as to say this is a true story, but does indicate that Rat, who told it to him believes it to be true. Further more he makes a point of explaining that Rat gets very upset when the others in the unit don't believe him. Whether the story is true or not, the book and the movie are both well done and give an interesting and some what unusual take on the Vietnam War.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2010 (Belgium) See more »

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Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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