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Casualties of War

The book Casualties of War was made into the movie Casualties of War.

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Book details for Casualties of War

Casualties of War was written by Daniel Lang. The book was published in 1969. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Movie details for Casualties of War

The movie was released in 1989 and directed by Brian De Palma, who also directed Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Fatale (1992), Carlito's Way (1993) and The Black Dahlia (2006). Casualties of War was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, Thuy Thu Le, John Leguizamo, Jack Gwaltney, Erik King, Ving Rhames, Dan Martin (II), Dale Dye, Sam Robards, Steve Larson, John Linton, Vyto Ruginis, Al Shannon, Wendell Pierce, Maris Valainis, Darren E. Burrows and Sherman Howard.

 

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Based on a true story, this Brian De Palma film casts Michael J. Fox as a soldier in Vietnam in a squad led by Sean Penn. While on patrol, in the wake of an ambush that has left friends dead, they kidnap and rape a Vietnamese woman--then murder her. But F... Read More
Based on a true story, this Brian De Palma film casts Michael J. Fox as a soldier in Vietnam in a squad led by Sean Penn. While on patrol, in the wake of an ambush that has left friends dead, they kidnap and rape a Vietnamese woman--then murder her. But Fox, one of the soldiers who refused to participate in the rape, is so appalled by the killing that he reports it--and finds himself being treated as the villain. Penn is scarily tough as the vindictive soldier and De Palma does a solid job of re-creating the crime, making it a thing of horror. Yet this film never quite connects, despite a strong performance by Fox and a supporting cast that includes John C. Reilly and John Leguizamo. --Marshall Fine