R | | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
The SSI (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia) worn by the members of the unit is the 23rd Infantry Division, notably also involved in the infamous My Lay Massacre by members of the subordinate 11th Infantry Brigade. The stars on the insignia are a representation of the Southern Cross (Crux) constellation which is only visible at low latitudes, mostly in the Southern hemisphere.
You a chaplain, sir?
Chaplain Kirk: Are you religious, son? I'm a Methodist.
Eriksson: I'm a Lutheran.
Chaplain Kirk: Well, we can still talk, can't we?
Eriksson: We went on a long patrol, sir, and we kidnapped a girl from the village. The other four men raped her, and they murdered her, and I ...
Meserve's arm position changes when confronting the MP who will not let the group go into town.
The Extended Cut is 6 minutes longer than the original and contains 2 extra scenes.
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