Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army authority anxious to save its own face, an embarrassed federal government, and a threatened marriage, and entangled, furthermore, in his own past lives and present sense of guilt, must call on all his cleverness and his own inner toughness to fight his case.
Thirty years ago he fought for his country. Now, he's fighting for his honor.
Did You Know?
In the Viet Nam scenes, the soldiers were using M14 rifles, which were only used by the US army for a very short period, about 1965/66, before being replaced by the M16. See more
Dr. Steven Brandt
Peterson's wound was mortal. Only a thoracic surgeon working in a well equipped hospital could have saved him.