To Heal a Nation (1988)

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The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself... See full summary »


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31 August 2012 | merklekranz
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| See this film then visit the Vietnam Memorial ........
Heartfelt performance by Eric Roberts as Jan Scruggs whose vision of a memorial in Washington DC is portrayed with dignity and pride. This undertaking was not without stiff opposition from both politicians and Veterans. The portrayal of Scruggs struggle to reach a compromise that eventually won the day, is quite informative. The film has a number of special moments that are not easily forgotten. A stone cutter's tearful breakdown upon discovering she is carving the name of her baby brother is particularly moving. "To Heal a Nation" should be seen in order to fully understand the Memorial itself. This is an excellent TV film. - MERK

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Release Date:

29 May 1988

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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