Casualties Of War details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dale Dye, John C. Reilly, Dan Harvey, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, Ving Rhames, Thuy Thy Le, John Leguizamo, Jack Gwaltney, Michael J. Fox|
|Director:||Brian De Palma|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
Casualties Of War
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Sep 2004|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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Disturbing but ...By Rosie#3 from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE , 27 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Disturbing but compelling viewing that brings home the true cost of the Vietnam war to both soldiers and civilians alike.
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Is this ever justified?By andymos (64 reviews) from worcestershire , 28 Feb 2012Disturbing fact-based tale of a mentally-challenged group of GI's, led by the arch-moron Sean Penn, who on being denied a spot of R&R at a Vietnamese bar, decide to entertain themselves and boost flagging morale by abducting a village girl for brutalisation. If you can stand that, bearing in mind it is based on fact, and can resist the urge to throw a knife at the TV containing Sean Penn, this turns out a powerful story typical of Brian DePalma. Try not to read the description at tyhe top of the page as it gives the story away. Watch it if you can, and be glad you're not American
The Ignorance of some SoldiersBy Emjay69 (327 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 04 Jul 2011When one looks at the word casualty one immediately considers the troops that are fighting. This film goes one step beyond this and reports the innocent bystanders that are also casualties. Not just because they are losing someone who is dear to them but the way that they are treated by the troops that are there to assist.
I do not consider that all troops are the same as is portrayed in this story, but this story was based on a true event. This one event was far too many. I only hope that you watch this film and come away from it as saddened as I was. It is a masterpiece.
Casualties of warBy madcthing (14 reviews) from bedford , 03 Mar 2010Ok, not the newest of films on the block. I first saw this film when it was first released. I enjoyed it then as much as I enjoyed it now. The film is very powerful, the photography is excellent as is the acting, the storyline is very powerful too. Even though I have personally seen this film several times over the years it never fails to to stir the emotions, I can only say to you watch at least once in your life, you will not be the same person after you have seen this movie,
casualties of warBy kidlink (4 reviews) from Ilkeston , 06 Jan 2010a very moving film did not realize it was based on a true story
Great performancesBy carlsob (82 reviews) from Kidderminster , 09 Nov 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]An excellent performance from both Michael J Fox & Sean Penn in this Vietnam war movie. Although set in the conflict there isn't that much war action as the movie centres around the drama. The Platoon kidnap a native girl and use her as a sex slave. Michael J Fox however isnt playing along. Good movie, well worth seeing. Also features a young John Leguiziamo and John C Reilly.