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The Veteran (2006)

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Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ally Sheedy ... Sara Reid
Bobby Hosea ... Raymond Watson
Michael Ironside ... Mark 'Doc' Jordan
Colin Glazer ... Denis McBride
Sean Baek ... CIA Agent Huang
Jim Codrington ... Agent Cooper
Donald Burda ... Agent MacDonald
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Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is forced to relive painful memories of how he was left for dead by his own platoon, and the heinous crimes he once committed while in the line of duty. Gritty and unflinching, THE VETERAN contains some breathtaking action sequences that vividly depict the horrors of war. Director Sidney J Furie (THE IPCRESS FILE, SUPERMAN IV) elicits strong performances from a cast that includes Michael Ironside, Ally Sheedy, and Bobby Hosea.

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You can bury your past, but you can never escape it...

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Drama | War

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Although the film is a follow up to Going Back (2001) (TV), it includes some of the flashback scenes from the first film, only in this film, they have been extended. It also includes a few flashback scenes that were deleted from the first film. See more »

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Title Card: In the 1950's, the United States began sending American men and women thousands of miles to fight in the Vietnam War. Almost 3 million Americans participated.
Title Card: 30 years later, 1,835 American Prisoners Of War still remain unaccounted for.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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I Had Hoped For More...
18 December 2007 | by daniel_maurerSee all my reviews

Usually I am ready to champion a film that's been pretty much slagged off by everyone else. I mean, it only had 215 votes and, besides, it has Ally Sheedy in it. Surely it can't be that bad?! Sorry to say but it was indeed exceedingly low rent at best. I was pretty unconvinced from the word "go". The opening cab ride, where a short news flash on the car radio takes the entire journey, suddenly had me seeing the flashing red lights that portend a real stinker. Nothing about any of the characters had any sense of authenticity and you could not really care about any of them. The war scenes were hoke and the whole thing is a badly written, badly directed and badly acted mess. There are plenty of ways to spend an hour and a half. I wouldn't waste it watching this.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Veterano See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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