Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage
Deric Washburn (Screenplay), Michael Cimino (Screenplay), Michael Cimino (Director)
Release: Mar. 9th, 1978
Runtime: 3 hours, 3 minutes
A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.
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After playing a deadly round of Russian roulette they escape the camp, where after the movie divides into two.
Mike has a rule about always taking a deer with one shot, and when the film gets into the Vietnam sequences and the infamous Russian roulette scenes, the idea of "one shot" adopts a new meaning.
This is not my favorite movie about the Vietnam War - that would be Apocalypse Now or Full Metal Jacket - but it is one of the best, not to mention one of the most honest portrayals of the Vietnam war or any other war at home.