The War (1994)
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The battles between two feuding bands of children in this family drama set in a poor, rural area of Mississippi during the summer of 1970, draw close parallels to the Vietnam war. The film focuses upon the children of a poor family whose father has just come-back from a traumatic tour-of-duty in Vietnam. He is a decent man but is so affected by his war experience that he cannot hold a job. He is constantly haunted by flashbacks. His good wife must therefore work. The children are building a huge tree house. They are hindered by the mean Lipnicki kids, whose family is even poorer and is headed by an abusive alcoholic father. The good father offers much advice to his son. The film culminates with a tremendous battle for the tree-fort. … More
as Stephen Simmons
as Stu Simmons
as Lois Simmons
as Miss Strapford
as Mr. Lipinski
as Lester Lucker
as Mrs. Higgens
as John Ray Wilkens
as Old Man
as Quarry Man
as Fat Man at Auction
as Mine Foreman
as Ambulance Driver
as Catfish Man
as Field Foreman
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Critic Reviews for The War
Presents the efforts of a father to teach his children the ideals he believes give life meaning and purpose.
Audience Reviews for The War
A movie that is warm, touching, and funny at the same time. Another great Kevin Costner film. :)More
The War Quotes
- 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.
- 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.
- No one in our family ever stopped to say hello. I guess that was our way of never having to say goodbye.
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