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Purple Hearts (1984)





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This tale of doomed romance set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War was the last in a string of box office disappointments from director Sidney J. Furie before he struck gold again with Iron Eagle (1986). Ken Wahl stars as Dr. Don Jardian, a Navy medical officer assigned to duty in Vietnam. Jardian is no flag-waving patriot, however; the reluctant warrior is just biding his time until he can return stateside and start a lucrative private practice. Then he meets and falls in love with Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd), a devoted nurse who at first keeps the handsome doctor at bay, disgusted by the avariciousness that led him to choose what Deborah considers a noble profession. Eventually, however, Deborah's selflessness inspires Don and their romance blooms despite their bloody surroundings, leading to a dangerous mission that could separate them forever.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Nyswaner, Sidney J. Furie, Rick Natkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2009
Warner Bros.


Cheryl Ladd
as Deborah Solomon
Ken Wahl
as Don Jardian
Annie McEnroe
as Hallaway
Paul McCrane
as Brenner
Drew Snyder
as Lt. Col. Larimore
Lane Smith
as Cmdr. Markel
Kevin Elders
as CIA Driver
David Bass
as Lt. Grayson
Hugh Gillam
as Dr. Weymuth
Rod Birch
as Patient
Helen McNeely
as Chief of Nursing
Steve Rosenbaum
as Schoenblum
Adam Rice
as Mail Clerk
Rudy Nash
as Hartman
John Smith
as Dr. Altman
Koko Trinidad
as Black Marketeer
Paul Anderson
as Marine Captain
Chuck Dougherty
as Cmdr. Norbitt
Ted Thomas
as R & R Sergeant
Richard Bean
as Recon Sergeant
Rick Natkin
as Hospital MP
Don Tamuty
as Kevin's Father
Art Thompson
as Soldier in Warehouse
Hugh Gillin
as Dr. Weymuth
Hugh Gilliam
as Dr. Weymuth
Steven Rosenbaum
as Schoenblum
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Critic Reviews for Purple Hearts

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Well intentioned but ultimately disappointing Vietnam War romantic melodrama.

Full Review… | August 13, 2011

A romance story set in Vietnam that misses the mark completely.

Full Review… | August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Purple Hearts

Underrated war movie with the gorgeous Ken Wahl, and for the guys- Cheryl Ladd. Hope they bring it to DVD soon.

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