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Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 24 September 2009 (Greece)
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This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion. It speaks ... See full summary »

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David Zeiger

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David Zeiger
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Self (archive footage)
Edward Asner ... Colonel Heinl (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Joe Bangert Joe Bangert ... Self
Tom Bernard Tom Bernard ... Self
Dave Blalock Dave Blalock ... Self
Verna Blossomgame Verna Blossomgame ... Self
Richard Boyle Richard Boyle ... Self
David Cline David Cline ... Self
Donald Duncan Donald Duncan ... Self
Ed Eskelson Ed Eskelson ... Self
Jane Fonda ... Self
Louis Font Louis Font ... Self
Troy Garity ... Narrator (voice)
Steve Goldsmith Steve Goldsmith ... Self
Halim Karim Gullahbemi Halim Karim Gullahbemi ... Self (as Elder Halim Gullahbemi)
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This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion. It speaks mainly to veterans, but serves as a ready reminder to civilians that soldiers may oppose war as stridently as any civilian, and at greater personal peril. Written by Steve Fenwick (scf@w0x0f.com)

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If You Ever Wanted To End A War... See more »

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Documentary | War

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Not Rated
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Connections

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Kraftmatic Musak
Written by Buddy Judge
Performed by The Creepers
Kraftmatic Adjustable Muzik (BMI)
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25 February 2007 | by marta2046See all my reviews

I thought I knew a lot about the Vietnam War protest movement, but obviously, not enough.

I knew some soldiers had thrown their medals on the congressional steps and gone to peace marches, but not that thousands of American soldiers were actively involved in ending the war from within. And not because they were afraid to die or get hurt, but because they realized that the Vietnam War was immoral, illegal and they were killing people in a country who had never done anything against the United States THEY are the ones who deserve most of the credit for stopping the Vietnam war, not the civilians at home. The soldiers risked beatings, imprisonment and even death to protest the lies and atrocities of the Vietnam war, not for financial gain or glory, but to preserve their sense of morality.

They showed true bravery--saying "NO MORE!" and were able to stop the bloodshed--for at least a few years. Thanks, guys!!!!

This documentary also discusses the lie spread by right-wingers that protesters spit on returning soldiers, even ones on stretchers. A former Vietnam Vet investigated it thoroughly-- it DID NOT happen!

Every American soldier in Iraq should see this. It's from the mouths of thousands of their own.

On a technical level: The rare vintage footage is mastered at a very high level--audio is clean and clear. Interesting soundtrack, not the "Oldies" I'd expected, but modern, edgy--which was the perfect choice.

And, oh, yeah, just in case you don't get the message from the cover, this is not a pro-con view of the Vietnam War. This film is definitely Anti-war.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2009 (Greece) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,547, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$116,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,944
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1.33 : 1
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