Casualties of War

Casualties of War

DVD - 2001
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Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Ericksson (Michael J. Fox) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn). Master filmmaker Brian DePalma creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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aaa5756 Sep 05, 2013

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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apopp
Jul 12, 2013

5-stars, excellent film.

After a decade of war, killing and abuse of Vietnamese people became common place. This movie reminds me of the My Lai Massacre when a single platoon shot and killed approximately 400 hundred women, children, infants and men in My Lai village. No one in the platoon stopped the killing. No one.

This movie portrays Michael J. Fox as a low ranking private who is caught in a similar situation. Having a strong sense of ethics, and will, Michael does all he can to protect a Vietnamese girl from harms way but is rebuffed by his platoon leaders.

Serenity77777 Sep 17, 2012

I picked this DVD to view because
I love war stores especially those
concerning the Vietnam war. However once I read more about
the movie I then remembered that
I had already seen this movie and
remembered how brutally violent
it was showing what I feel really
happens at times when one has
power over another. I've decided
not to view it again as I don't want
to witness the cruelty and be reminded of what power in the wrong hands can get away with. While I think everyone should be
"aware" of this kind of madness, I've already seen it and don't need
to see it again -- it was that brutal.
While movie-wise it was a well
done movie I can't acknowledge
it by giving it 5 stars.

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ayau79
Mar 17, 2012

It's very painful to watch.

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kwarah
Oct 29, 2011

EXCELLENT FILM, just too painful to watch.

Sadly, the very first fatal CAUSALITIES OF WAR, are those who are armed & shipped to wage & fight wars, while those who decide to make PEACE or WAR from their safe-palaces, have no personal prices to pay for the war or peace they DECLARED from their safe-palaces.

The young people, who put-their lives in line for the war they have not DECLARED, end up paying their lives & killing many other lives.

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aaa5756 Sep 05, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Sep 05, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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