Like Born on The Fourth of July
Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two commanding officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.
Concluding his Vietnam War trilogy that began with "Platoon" and soared with "Born on the Fourth of July," Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Natural Born Killers," "JFK") brings to the screen the true story of one Vietnamese woman's heroic struggle to survive war, hardship and upheaval in her own country and in her adopted land of America. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones ("Batman Forever," "The Fugitive") as her soldier husband, and co-starring Joan Chen ("The Last Emperor"), Academy Award-winner Dr. Haing S. Ngor ("The Killing Fields"), Oscar-nominee Debbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain"), and introducing Hiep Thi Le as Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs the film is based on. Winner of the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Newsweek calls this film "powerful, highly-charged, undeniably gripping." The New York Times says "ravishing images...Stone is a fiery, impassioned filmmaker."
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hells of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic. (Original Title - Deer Hunter) - 1978 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. MPAA Rating: R (c) 1987 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
From visionary director Brian De Palma, war is war, but murder is murder. Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn star in this action-packed Vietnam war saga in which one soldier thought he had a license to kill and another dared to stand in his way. © 1989 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
In the 1960s the government entered a war it had no chance of winning. The enemy was Abbie Hoffman. A unique insight into the life of activist/radical Abbie Hoffman as he battles for social justice and journeys through the maze of music and politics that defined the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based on Abbie and Anita Hoffman's best-seller.