R | | Drama, Romance, War
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.
Second consecutive movie in back-to-back years with TriStar Pictures for Francis Ford Coppola, whose previous movie had been Peggy Sue Got Married (1986).
You ever take biology in school, soldier?
Jackie Willow: Yes, Sergeant-Major.
"Goody" Nelson: How do worms copulate?
Jackie Willow: They don't, Sergeant-Major; they use asexual reproduction.
"Goody" Nelson: Mmmm-hmmmm! Interesting concept! Tell me, Willow - any idea who first came up with that notion: ...
Jackie Willow: Your ...
The movie is set in 1968, but in the parade ground scene, the extras in the crowd clearly have 1980s-era hairstyles.
$1,645,588 10 May 1987