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Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)

An examination of the aftermath of Desert Storm and how servicemen and women were affected by it medically.

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Rod Holcomb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Jim Tuite
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Teri Small
Brian Dennehy ... Sen. Donald Riegle
Marg Helgenberger ... Jerrilynn Folz
Steven Weber ... Jared Gallimore
Matt Keeslar ... Chris Small
Robin Gammell ... Clark Nugent
Sabrina Grdevich ... Sandra
C. David Johnson ... Steve Robertson
Cynthia Dale ... Lisa Tuite
Amy Carlson ... Tammy Boyer
Kenneth Welsh ... Sen. Shelby
Booth Savage ... Gary Wall
Bruce Gray ... Sen. Rockefeller
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ... Sgt. George Grass
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The 1991 Persian Gulf War is a military triumph for the United States. But when thousands of returning veterans start to develop medical problems, it appears that the military is trying to downplay or ignore the situation. It takes perseverance on the part of military families and members of Congress to bring to light the dilemma and prompt action on the part of the government. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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The movie the government doesn't want you to see.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gulf War See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A thought provoking film
10 June 2006 | by eroticeveSee all my reviews

Just as some people said that agent orange was not real, some so say that gulf syndrome is not real. But this movie, although it does take some dramatic license, starts with the real stories of real veterans who have illnesses which they relate to their service in the gulf war, be it a "syndrom" or not. Regardless of what you believe, this movie is very thought provoking and motivates the audience to investigate on their own the truth behind the stories of the many veterans whose stories are told in this movie. I recommend that you see it. It is beautifully acted and filmed and Ted Dansen and Marg Helenberger are particularly impressive.


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