Soldiers vow revenge on their platoon when they are abandoned. As they find a missing contingent, each step forward comes with a price.

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Phil Blattenberger
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Joshua Dela Cruz ... Quân
Jimmy Ace Lewis ... Private Rubin
Acoryé White ... Private Whittaker
Jamie Roy ... Pvt. Archuleta
Marianne del Gallego ... Villager Lai
Matthew Ewald ... Lieutenant Sutter
Bryan Bachman ... Lieutenant Marsh
Joel Goodson Joel Goodson ... Pvt. Norwell
Adam Brudnicki ... Helicopter Pilot
Phil Blattenberger ... Private Chauncey
Jason Alan Cook ... Major Swain
James Roseman ... Pvt. Henry
William Shannon Williams ... Colonel Abraham
Chad Moseley Chad Moseley ... Pvt. Banner
Michael P. Walker ... Sergeant Rand
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Set in Vietnam in April 1968 - three months after the tide-turning Tet Offensive and one month after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. - Point Man is the story of a U.S. Army fire team fractured by racial tensions, moral crises, and the crushing pressures of combat in a war nobody wants to fight. Andre "Casper" Allen, a rough-edged ideologue, finds his radical politics put him at odds with the squad's machine gunner, Silas Meeks. When their search-and-destroy mission in the Mekong Delta goes terribly wrong, both men find themselves pitted against each other and their recalcitrant platoon commander, Lieutenant Sutter. Point men die like flies in the bush, and as loyalties dissolve every step forward comes with a price.

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Though he had a background in television when he was cast, Point Man was lead actor Christopher Long's first feature film. He beat more than a thousand other auditions to earn the role of Casper. See more »

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Chilling - a gripping drama, great plot, set in the densest of settings
11 February 2019 | by lucyalpineSee all my reviews

While clearly made on a budget, Point Man is a refreshing take on a genre that seemed to have outlived its lifespan. But maybe that's that point - it is not a film of its genre... its a solid drama. And at the heart of drama is conflict and Point Man had plenty of it. The SFX aren't great, but that's forgiveable, and the audio could have been more solid... but what sets this apart from films of its scale and budget are a few things. The writing: stellar scripting by writer/director Phil Blattenberger. Poetic, cinematic, filled with subtle nuance. The cast was also top notch. But mostly it was the big moments: when a solider decides to intervene in a war crime; the ending (I won't spoil), and when our lead actor - who was outstanding - confronted the 'I love the smell of napalm' style character in Sgt Calhoun - a wild, ferocious, charismatic performance by Paul de Havilland (any relation to Olivia?). That meeting between our hero and anti-hero is the turning point of not only the story but also the theme: it introduces Casper to his central plot problem and also the moral ambiguities that arise in conflict. Outstanding on almost all fronts.


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English

Release Date:

5 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Lee Ranch, Florida, USA See more »

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