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Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)

An examination of the aftermath of Desert Storm and how servicemen and women were affected by it medically.

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Rod Holcomb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Jim Tuite
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Teri Small
Brian Dennehy ... Sen. Donald Riegle
Marg Helgenberger ... Jerrilynn Folz
Steven Weber ... Jared Gallimore
Matt Keeslar ... Chris Small
Robin Gammell ... Clark Nugent
Sabrina Grdevich ... Sandra
C. David Johnson ... Steve Robertson
Cynthia Dale ... Lisa Tuite
Amy Carlson ... Tammy Boyer
Kenneth Welsh ... Sen. Shelby
Booth Savage ... Gary Wall
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray ... Sen. Rockefeller
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ... Sgt. George Grass
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The 1991 Persian Gulf War is a military triumph for the United States. But when thousands of returning veterans start to develop medical problems, it appears that the military is trying to downplay or ignore the situation. It takes perseverance on the part of military families and members of Congress to bring to light the dilemma and prompt action on the part of the government. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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The movie the government doesn't want you to see.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gulf War See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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One of the Best Made for Cable Movies Ever
12 November 1999 | by Pumpkin-22See all my reviews

This important movie about Gulf War Syndrome and the various bureaucrats' efforts to deny its existence originally aired on the Showtime network and is now (Nov 9) available to rent on video. Unfortunately, it's a "Blockbuster Exclusive" but just this once you should go there and rent this outstanding motion picture, the most moving and troubling search for truth since Oliver Stone's JFK. Ted Danson and Jennifer Jason Leigh give the expected solid performances, but the revelation here is Steven Weber; his character moved me to tears. Try to sit through this film and not get angry about that "good government bullshit" that Gulf War vets had to (and many of them still have to) endure. Do not miss this one.


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