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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Bruce Willis
Emily Lloyd
Joan Allen
Kevin Anderson
Directors
Norman Jewison
Screenwriters
Frank Pierson
Bobbie Ann Mason
Running Time
120 minutes

In Country
Vietnam is explored yet again, through the flashbacks of a madman and the diary of a dead man.


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Plot
High school graduate Samaritan (Lloyd), estranged from her mother (Allen), is looked after by “traumatised” Viet-vet uncle Emmett (Willis). She longs to find out more about her dead father, who was killed in action, whilst he plays Pacman and slowly goes crazy.


Verdict
Comparable to The Deer Hunter only in that it's relentless mundanity might inspire a game of Russian Roulette.


Reviewed by James Rampton

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