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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Michael J Fox
Sean Penn
Don Harvey
John C Reilly
John Leguizamo
Directors
Brian De Palma
Screenwriters
David Rabe
Daniel Lang
Running Time
113 minutes

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Plot
The outsider in a rough squad of American troopers in the Vietnam war, Eriksson is deeply disturbed when they rape and murder a local girl. Such that he decides justice is far more important than comradeship and turns in his fellow soldiers.


Verdict
Michael J. Fox is a revelation as the mouse that roared, whilst the score, the direction, and the rest of the cast turn a risky film into a solid addition to the Nam canon.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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