An anthology series featuring stories suggested by true events occurring during the war in Vietnam, often written by Vietnam veterans.
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Series cast summary:
Cameron Arnett ...  Seamore 1 episode, 1987
Tony Becker ...  McCready 1 episode, 1987
Joshua Cadman ...  Olson 1 episode, 1987
Cynthia Bain ...  Didi Sommers 1 episode, 1988
Stacy Edwards ...  Mary Lyle 1 episode, 1988
Todd Graff ...  Malone 1 episode, 1988
Tim Guinee ...  Matthews 1 episode, 1988
Tom Hodges ...  Dale Destel 1 episode, 1988
Ronald William Lawrence ...  Payton 1 episode, 1988
Angela Benton Angela Benton ...  Blondie 1 episode, 1987
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ...  Zadig 1 episode, 1987
Byron Cherry ...  Janner 1 episode, 1987
François Chau ...  Jojo 1 episode, 1988
Raymond Cruz ...  Diaz 1 episode, 1988
Tate Donovan ...  Russell Sommers 1 episode, 1988
Laura Harrington ...  Meg Taylor 1 episode, 1988
Andrew Roperto Andrew Roperto ...  Lucerne 1 episode, 1988
Wesley Snipes ...  Bookman 1 episode, 1988
Merritt Butrick ...  Siska 1 episode, 1987
Peter Cohl Peter Cohl ...  Henderson 1 episode, 1987
Gregory Cruz ...  Brownie 1 episode, 1987
Gregory Cooke Gregory Cooke ...  Frog Aubuchon 1 episode, 1988
William Frankfather ...  Captain Counter 1 episode, 1988
Courtney Gains ...  Albertson 1 episode, 1988
Keith MacKechnie ...  Falzone 1 episode, 1988
Kieran Mulroney ...  Teebs 1 episode, 1988
Pippa Pearthree ...  Corey Alexander 1 episode, 1988
Kevin Crysler Kevin Crysler ...  Weenie 1 episode, 1987
Ernest Dixon Ernest Dixon ...  MP 1 episode, 1987
Hetty Edwards Hetty Edwards ...  Red 1 episode, 1987
Hutton Cobb Hutton Cobb ...  Stoddard 1 episode, 1988
Lee de Broux ...  Mr. Destel 1 episode, 1988
Joseph Hieu ...  Lee Vinh 1 episode, 1988
Glenn Plummer ...  Hank Barr 1 episode, 1988
Jeris Poindexter ...  Schiff 1 episode, 1988
Kent Williams ...  Sgt. Allard 1 episode, 1988
Charles Flash De Journette Charles Flash De Journette ...  Novak 1 episode, 1987
Alan Duane Alan Duane ...  Stewart 1 episode, 1987
Wendell Pierce ...  French 1 episode, 1987
Bryant Bradshaw Bryant Bradshaw ...  Lt. Anderson 1 episode, 1988
Lulie Newcomb Lulie Newcomb ...  Susan 1 episode, 1988
Andrew-Huy Nguyen Andrew-Huy Nguyen ...  Trang 1 episode, 1988
Chris Pedersen ...  Kramer 1 episode, 1988
Patricia Smith ...  Mrs. Destel 1 episode, 1988
Willie J. Walton Willie J. Walton ...  Bingo 1 episode, 1988
John DeMita ...  Lt. Engleman 1 episode, 1987
Tom Fridley ...  Mazelli 1 episode, 1987
Cheryl Song Cheryl Song ...  Mai 1 episode, 1987
Connie Lew Connie Lew ...  Ky 1 episode, 1988
Robert MacNaughton ...  Wagoner 1 episode, 1988
Louis Sandoval Louis Sandoval ...  Owens 1 episode, 1988
Jeff Williams ...  Lozano 1 episode, 1988
David Harris ...  Harris 1 episode, 1987
Larry Johnson Larry Johnson ...  Miller 1 episode, 1987
Ching Valdes-Aran ...  Mama-San 1 episode, 1987
George Cheung ...  Sapper 1 episode, 1988
Kieu Chinh ...  Ky's Mother 1 episode, 1988
Kevin Skousen Kevin Skousen ...  Dr. Goldberg 1 episode, 1988
Byron Thames ...  Mitty 1 episode, 1988
Lora Zane Lora Zane ...  Diane 1 episode, 1988
Marc Farley ...  Collins 1 episode, 1987
Mark Keyloun ...  Kelso 1 episode, 1987
Amy Van Nostrand ...  Waller 1 episode, 1987
Walter Addison ...  Mr. Z 1 episode, 1988
Phang G. Huynh Phang G. Huynh ...  Villager 1 episode, 1988
Eric Lee Eric Lee ...  Sapper 1 episode, 1988
Richard Lineback ...  Orangelo 1 episode, 1988
Glenn Morshower ...  Dr. Thurman 1 episode, 1988
Tony Flournoy Tony Flournoy ...  Medic 1 episode, 1987
Eriq La Salle ...  K.C. 1 episode, 1987
Chris Robertson Chris Robertson ...  Orderly 1 episode, 1987
Christopher Bertolini Christopher Bertolini ...  Medic 1 episode, 1988
Nora Heflin Nora Heflin ...  Sister Mary Rose 1 episode, 1988
Carolyn Mignini ...  Captain Wallner 1 episode, 1988
David Neidorf ...  Phelan 1 episode, 1988
Michael Fowler Michael Fowler ...  Soldier 1 episode, 1987
Tim Russ ...  Sgt. Lemon 1 episode, 1987
Dick Stelling Dick Stelling ...  Taxi Driver 1 episode, 1987
Richard Coca ...  Perez 1 episode, 1988
Ray Cochran Ray Cochran ...  Carlson 1 episode, 1988
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ...  MP #2 1 episode, 1987
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Mike Turnage Mike Turnage ...  Walsh 1 episode, 1988
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Hau Mai Hau Mai ...  Bartender 1 episode, 1987
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A television anthology series which attempted to illuminate various aspects of the Vietnam war by dramatizing true stories of both combat and personal relations. Most of the stories were not actual representations of the originating events, but were stories which were inspired by real-life events while being wholly fictional in details. Most of the episodes were written by Vietnam veterans. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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A unique H.B.O. series.
3 July 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Vietnam War Story (1987) was an interesting made-for-cable series that aired for little over a year on H.B.O. The show was based upon the events that occurred during the Vietnam War era. The show revolved around every day situations that happened to soldiers, new recruits or families. The show was unique because of the way the film-makers used the subject matter. No glorification of damning of the war. Just a slice of life, how the events out in the field or at home were shaped by the Vietnam conflict. Worth a look.

Since the episodes were different in quality, they differ from excellent to mediocre.


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