R | | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
The final battle in the movie was a recreation of an actual event that was witnessed by Technical Advisor Dale Dye, who was a combat correspondent with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines.
Oh, man. Is that what I think it is?
Sergeant: All right, you cheese-dicks, welcome to the Nam. Follow me!
In the third battle (Ambushed by VC), the machine gunner (Morehouse) was hit spot on by an artillery shell from friendly fire and was shattered into pieces by the explosion. When the troops evacuated, his quite complete body, although charred, was the first one taken out.
$241,080 (USA) (21 December 1986)
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