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The War

The War (1994)

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Jon Avnet's The War is set in the rural south and brimming with lessons on social consciousness, much like his previous effort, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). During the summer of 1970 in backwoods Mississippi, Stephen Simmons (Kevin Costner) is struggling to be a breadwinner for his family while still suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in the Vietnam War. His wife Lois (Mare Winningham) provides most of the family income. Stephen gets a job in a mine and saves a friend who

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Drama, Action & Adventure

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Kathy McWorter

Apr 13, 1999

Universal Pictures

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Pretentious drivel

January 23, 2004 | Comments (3)
Kalamazoo Gazette

Presents the efforts of a father to teach his children the ideals he believes give life meaning and purpose.

February 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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Was is it worth fighting for?
December 15, 2009
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One of the best movies I have ever seen! Everyone should see this movie.
April 25, 2008
Tss807

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    1. Lidia: No matter how much people think they understand war, war will never understand people. It's like a big machine don't nobody really know how to work. It gets out of hand, it ends up breaking all the things you thought you was fighting for. And a whole bunch of other things you sort of forgot you had.
    – Submitted by Frances H (43 days ago)
    1. Lidia: For the rest of that day and most of that night, he kept himself busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.
    – Submitted by Frances H (43 days ago)
    1. Lidia: No one in our family ever stopped to say hello. I guess that was our way of never having to say goodbye.
    – Submitted by Frances H (43 days ago)
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