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Gardens of Stone

The movie Gardens of Stone was based on the book Gardens of Stone.

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Movie details for Gardens of Stone

The movie was released in 1987 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who also directed The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983) and The Rainmaker (1997). Gardens of Stone was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney, Dean Stockwell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dick Anthony Williams, Lonette McKee, Sam Bottoms, Elias Koteas, Laurence Fishburne, Casey Siemaszko, Peter Masterson, Carlin Glynn, Erik Holland, Bill Graham, Terrence Currier, Terry Hinz, Lisa-Marie Felter and William Williamson.

 

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The subtext of this grim, snail-paced Francis Ford Coppola film is the death of Coppola's son, Giancarlo, in a boating accident. Coppola came back with this Vietnam-era military drama about the men assigned to patrol and serve at the funerals at Arlington... Read More
The subtext of this grim, snail-paced Francis Ford Coppola film is the death of Coppola's son, Giancarlo, in a boating accident. Coppola came back with this Vietnam-era military drama about the men assigned to patrol and serve at the funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. James Caan is the world-weary patrol leader with a fatherly interest in a gung-ho cadet (D.B. Sweeney). Caan tries to show Sweeney the potentially fatal future that awaits him if he volunteers for combat, but he can't break through his young charge's zealousness. The subplot involves crusty Caan's attempts at romance with Anjelica Huston, who can't quite fathom his contradictions. The story is all glum and lumbering, despite a warm, full-bodied performance by James Earl Jones as one of Caan's buddies. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Gardens of Stone

Gardens of Stone was written by Nicholas Proffitt. The book was published in 1983 by Tor Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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