Pretty well made film about a Portuguese soldier in WWI Flanders that is the only Portuguese soldier getting the equivalent of the U.S. Medal of Honor for saving his regiment by alternating the use of two machine guns in separate areas to hold off a German battalion while his unit escapes to safety. His fight is on two fronts: the war and trying to live at home after. Usual for most soldiers. Reason I watched is I my great grandparents emigrated from Portugal so it is my ancestors but I was also surprised that this was well made as Lisbon is not the height of the film industry.
Joe Clark was a wack job but he got results and respect. Freeman portrays him excellent as I remember him when I was in my early 20's. Also helped he was on the Howard Stern Show when he was off and used words on William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal knew. Did not know an acquittance of mine (his mom and my mom are good friends) was in this movie. One of his first movies after NYU before his "Goodfellas" Spider role who Pesci shoot.