The Green Berets (1968)
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics|
|Directed By:||Mervyn LeRoy, Aldo Ray, Bruce Cabot, David Janssen, George Takei, Irene Tsu, Jack Soo, Jim Hutton, Luke Askew, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Ray Kellogg|
|Written By:||Robin Moore, James Lee Barrett|
|In Theaters:||Jun 19, 1968 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 30, 1997|
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as Col. Mike Kirby
as George Beckworth
as Sgt. Petersen
as Sgt. Muldoon
as Col. Morgan
as Doc McGee
as Sgt. Provo
as Colonel Cai
as Capt. Nim
as Lt. Jamison
as Capt. MacDaniels
as Capt. Coleman
as Sgt. Kowalski
as Sgt. Griffin
as Sgt. Watson
as Sgt. Parks
as Vietnamese Singer
as Lt. Sachs
as Gen. Phan Son Ti
as ARVN Soldier
as Sgt. Lark
as Viet Cong Soldier
as Sgt. White
as Sgt. Kowalski
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Critic Reviews for The Green Berets
"The Green Berets" simply will not do as a film about the war in Vietnam. It is offensive not only to those who oppose American policy but even to those who support it.
John Wayne fans - particularly the fans of his war films - will like this movie for the chance to see him mix it up with heavy artillery.
One of the first movies about Vietnam is also one of the weakest and most preposterous right-wing agit-prop
Audience Reviews for The Green Berets
Exciting and enjoyable action with the heroes of soldiers of Special Forces that John Wayne stars and co-directed this red-white-and-blue depiction of America's Vietnam effort. It is better than its reputation would suggest.
I'm a huge John Wayne fan but this (IMO) is his worst film. This one plays like a government produced propaganda piece.
Apparently, the average age of soldiers fighting in Vietnam was not 19, it was more like 48 (apart from the indigenous cannon fodder of course), and Vietnam is actually a dead ringer for a wooded area in Wisconsin. This kind of flag-waving revisionism is tasteless at the best of times, but considering the circumstances of this particular conflict it's positively offensive.
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