R | | Drama, War
In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "Dr. Don Jardian. Age: 29. Surgeon. Drafted. Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared him for the danger, the fear, the violence ... or the woman".
All right men, this is supposed to be a secure area. But chances are there's VC all over the goddamn place. As soon as you hit the deck I want to see nothing but assholes and elbows heading for that tree line.
Lt. Don Jardian (Ken Wahl) is seen saluting a superior officer while uncovered (with his cap or hat removed). Naval services do not salute while uncovered. Later, he is seen covered (wearing his uniform cap) while visiting nurse Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd) in sick bay. Naval service personnel remove their covers indoors and are particularly forbidden to wear them in sick bay or a chow hall.
This film is dedicated to the 347,309 Americans who received the Purple Heart awarded for wounds suffered in the Vietnam Conflict
English, Vietnamese, Spanish