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Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »

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Rory Kennedy
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Richard Nixon ... Himself - President (archive footage)
Henry Kissinger ... Himself - Secretary of State
Stuart Herrington Stuart Herrington ... Himself - Army Captain
Juan Valdez Juan Valdez ... Himself - Marine Embassy Guard
Frank Snepp Frank Snepp ... Himself - CIA Analyst
Graham Martin Graham Martin ... Himself - United States Ambassador to South Vietnam (archive footage)
Kiem Do Kiem Do ... Himself - Captain, South Vietnamese Navy
Ron Nessen Ron Nessen ... Himself - White House Press Secretary
Gerald Ford ... Himself - President (archive footage)
Binh Pho Binh Pho ... Himself - College Student
Steve Hasty Steve Hasty ... Himself - Marine Consulate Guard
Pete McCloskey Pete McCloskey ... Himself - Representative, California
Millicent Fenwick Millicent Fenwick ... Herself - Representative, New Jersey (archive footage)
Terry McNamara Terry McNamara ... Himself - Consul General
Hugh Doyle Hugh Doyle ... Himself - Chief Engineer, USS Kirk
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only--or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ostatnie dni w Wietnamie See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$30,500, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$466,114
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1.78 : 1
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Not often shown in movies - what happens when the war ends
6 June 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

It's quite amazing how much was captured on film and photographs and it's put together so well that it almost seems like one was watching a movie of the fall of Saigon - it feels so complete. There are interesting interviews with witnesses mainly military personnel both US and South Vietnamese.

Unlike a typical Vietnam war movie this covers a different angle - not about fighting the war but the end of the war. There is criticism of Ambassador Graham Martin's refusal to organize an evacuation till it was too late leading the the chaos that took place. Would have liked to know more of his reasons for being so obstinate and the diplomatic failure at the end.

One minor fault is subtitles are in white sometimes against a white background and so hard to make out.

This makes one want a follow up on what happened to those left behind beyond the words of epilogue at the end.


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