Through gripping first-person accounts and digitally remastered archival footage, including the soldiers' own home movies and personal audio tapes, Brothers in War recounts the harrowing ...
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Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »
Through gripping first-person accounts and digitally remastered archival footage, including the soldiers' own home movies and personal audio tapes, Brothers in War recounts the harrowing combat experiences of the men of Charlie Company - one of the last American combat infantry companies to be drafted, trained and sent to fight together in Vietnam. The two-hour special is fittingly narrated by Charlie Sheen, who rose to stardom after his 1986 performance as a Vietnam soldier in "Platoon."Written by
This film was extremely well done and wrought with emotion. It brings to life a time many of us have long forgotten or chose to forget. I have heard stories from friends and loved ones about their experience in Vietnam, but nothing affected me as much as watching this film. Hearing the stories of these men along with their home movies and archival war footage makes it that much more real to the viewer and something that cannot be denied. It doesn't paint a pretty picture of war. The men confess their fears and doubts of readiness going into combat. They express the depth of their feelings about doing things they could never imagine possible. I consider myself fortunate to have seen this film, and only found out about it through one of the survivors in the film posting an announcement on his class reunion Facebook page. I hope the film will be shown again on major networks with some promotion ahead of time. People of all ages need to see it! Kudos to everyone involved in the making of this film, especially the survivors! I hope this film is submitted to the Sundance Film Festival in June to gain the recognition it so well deserves.
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