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21 and a Wake-Up (2009)

R | | Drama, War | 30 October 2009 (USA)
The film is based on real events, focusing on the lives of three young nurses, one of whom undertakes a treacherous journey up the Mekong River to Cambodia to save a very young ... See full summary »

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Chris McIntyre
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Acker ... Caitlin Murphy
Danica McKellar ... Jenny Valentine
Faye Dunaway ... Major Rose Thorn
Todd Cahoon ... Chris Cameron
Kristyn Green ... Skylar Paige
J.C. Chasez ... Dr. Tom Drury
Nick George ... Dr. Roy Neal (as Nick W. George)
Lance Guest ... Dr. Oscar Kimber
T Lopez T Lopez ... Xenia Salinas
Tim Thomerson ... Sgt. Mike Pulakis
Cat Ly ... Song Li
Kieu Chinh ... Mamason
Tom Sizemore ... Jack Breedlau
Andre Royo ... Dr. Jim West
Wes Studi ... General Gleason
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The film is based on real events, focusing on the lives of three young nurses, one of whom undertakes a treacherous journey up the Mekong River to Cambodia to save a very young Vietnamese-American girl before her life is destroyed during the American bombing of Cambodia. Written by IvanWong

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A story of Vietnam

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

21 and a Wake-Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Ben Tre, Vietnam See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Better than I expected
26 December 2010 | by NickofTimeSee all my reviews

My first review...As an avid Amy Acker fan I ordered this movie from the official website and was not disappointed by her performance. Despite some reviews "21 and a Wakeup" offers a realistic message from Chris McIntyre about what is was like. Operating on a $3 million budget the end result was poignant and at times a tough to watch depiction of the war. War does not command happy endings but the moments these people enjoy are captivating and emotional. The characters grow on you as the movie does as well. "21 and a Wakeup" does not assume to be "China Beach" but has a charm of its own. After DVD distribution it will most likely hit TV if you want to wait.


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