The War (1994)

The War




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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kathy McWorter, Kathy McWorter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 13, 1999
Universal Pictures


as Stephen Simmons

as Stu Simmons

as Lois Simmons

as Miss Strapford

as Mr. Lipinski

as Lester Lucker

as Willard

as John Ray Wilkens

as Old Man

as Quarry Man

as Fat Man at Auction

as Mine Foreman

as Ambulance Driver

as Doctor

as Catfish Man
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Critic Reviews for The War

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 4, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 13, 2007
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The War


Was is it worth fighting for?

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A movie that is warm, touching, and funny at the same time. Another great Kevin Costner film. :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

This was great movie.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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