R | | Drama, Romance, War
A woman whose husband is fighting in Viet Nam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
The opening scene where the vets in the hospital are talking was unscripted. They were real Vietnam vets discussing their own views about the war. Jon Voight was supposed to have added to the dialogue, but out of respect, stayed silent and listened.
Bob, let's just be alone for a few minutes.
Capt. Bob Hyde: We are alone.
Sally Hyde: There's something wrong, Bob.
Capt. Bob Hyde: It's not you - it's, it's 'em, it's f*cked up, it's all this bull sh*t about Nam, it's in my head, I can't get it out.
Sally Hyde: Well, why don't you talk to me about it? I...
During the basketball game with the ventriloquist as the announcer, the microphone is at the puppets mouth, not the human.
Four members of the film crew are designated as "Friends who did everything".