A powerful and vivid portrait of Middle America with three steel-working friends who leave home to face the Vietnam War. Controversial, brutal sequences in Vietnam are among the most wrenching ever filmed; the rhythms and rituals of home are just as purely captured. Neither pro- nor anti-war, but rather the perfect evocation of how totally and forever altered these people are by the war. Emotionally shattering; not to be missed.
Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: email@example.com, URL: http://www.btol.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 183 minutes.
Oscars 1978: Director (Cimino), Film Editing, Picture, Sound, Support. Actor (Walken); AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1978: Director (Cimino); Golden Globes 1979: Director (Cimino); L.A. Film Critics 1978: Director (Cimino), Natl. Film Reg. 1996;; N.Y. Film Critics 1978: Film, Support. Actor (Walken); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1978: Support. Actress (Streep).
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