Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
Time Out saysThis beautifully crafted documentary brings home the tragedy of the Vietnam war in ways well out of the reach of feature films. Nothing is re-enacted, and the interweaving of newsreel and amateur footage puts you right there next to the bloody stumps and the booby-traps in the elephant grass. The letters home - read by Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Tom Berenger, Robin Williams among others - range from family ordinary to the staring horror of Joseph Conrad's Kurtz. Tears and fear are a constant refrain. An intensely moving and disturbing experience.
Cast and crew
Brian Dennehy, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey Jr, Michael J Fox, John Heard, Harvey Keitel, Sean Penn, Randy Quaid, Martin Sheen, Kathleen Turner, Robert De Niro, Willem Defore, Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, Robin Williams