From HBO's "America Undercover." On June 30, 1969, Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his newborn son. Thirty years later, filmmaker John Hulme finally seeks out what ...
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From HBO's "America Undercover." On June 30, 1969, Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his newborn son. Thirty years later, filmmaker John Hulme finally seeks out what happened to his father, and who he really was. From family members and childhood friends to the soldiers who fought beside him, John tracks down everyone, chasing his fathers ghost across the country. What he discovers is a life that mirrored a generations struggles...husbands vs. wives, soldiers vs. protestors, America vs. Vietnam. But he also finds wounds that are painfully fresh, especially his mothers. Together, using the accounts of first-hand witnesses, they travel back to Vietnam, to the place where Jack spent the last few moments of his lifeso they can finally come to terms with his death.
Don't watch Platoon or Full Metal Jacket, watch this
I just caught this on HBO and was impressed. Rarely do films engage me on such a personal level. It makes you think about war and relationships honestly, unlike shallow, clichéd, crappy war movies. Part detective story, part personal journey, it made me think what it means to be a man, an American, and a child of the Vietnam generation. Although the film takes a pretty neutral position on politics, it also made wonder why we keep making the same mistakes. Why are our young men dieing in a foreign land for a lost cause? In another 30 years, will another young man or woman make a film about their missing parent? My father was also in Vietnam in 1970, and I feel like I have better understanding of my father and the war. I guess the film confirmed what I already knew: I'm a fortunate son.
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