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The Wall (1998)

The story of three items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: a pencil holder, a sheriff's badge, and an electric guitar. Each item connects the living with the dead and are left as either memorials or to heal the wounds of war.

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Joseph Sargent
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Col. Holst
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Timothy Mullen (segment "The Pencilholder")
Dean McDermott ... Capt. Alleln (segment "The Pencil Holder")
Clive Cholerton Clive Cholerton ... Cpl. Daley (segment "The Pencil Holder")
Billy Parrott ... Adjutant (segment "The Pencilholder")
Garnet Harding ... Green Beret Soldier (segment "The Pencilholder") (as D. Garnet Harding)
Jack Nguyen Jack Nguyen ... Sang (segment "The Pencilholder")
Milton Barnes ... Marine Guard (segment "The Pencilholder")
Nick Jaine ... Counter Worker (segment "The Pencilholder") (as Deepak Jain)
Trevor Blumas ... Ben Holst (segment "The Pencilholder")
Elyssa Livergant Elyssa Livergant ... Medic (segment "The Pencilholder")
Bret Pearson Bret Pearson ... Medic (segment "The Pencilholder")
Carson Durven Carson Durven ... Soldier (segment "The Pencilholder")
Phil Morrison Phil Morrison ... Soldier (segment "The Pencilholder")
Rustey Davenport Rustey Davenport ... Young Soldier (segment "The Pencilholder")
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The story of three items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: a pencil holder, a sheriff's badge, and an electric guitar. Each item connects the living with the dead and are left as either memorials or to heal the wounds of war.

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There are 58,183 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The lives they touched tell their stories.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El muro See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Worth your while
18 November 2005 | by statethefactsSee all my reviews

For a Showtime made for TV Movie, this film is quite good. It made the best of its actors, budget, and time constraints. This is not an epic... but it is a very touching story about three names on the wall. The song performed by Graham Nash was very moving. This war was very divisive to our society... the three main characters put a human face on the reality of war.

I read other comments that seem to pick apart the film... Yes it certainly can't compete with a major feature... but if you take the time to watch the film instead of looking for reasons to tear it apart...you'll probably enjoy it.


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