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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

  • Film

Time Out says

This 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.
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Release Details

  • Duration:87 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Bill Couturie
  • Screenwriter:Richard Dewhurst, Bill Couterie
  • Cast:
    • Tom Berenger
    • Ellen Burstyn
    • Willem Defore
    • Robert De Niro
    • Brian Dennehy
    • Matt Dillon
    • Robert Downey Jr
    • Michael J Fox
    • John Heard
    • Harvey Keitel
    • Sean Penn
    • Randy Quaid
    • Martin Sheen
    • Kathleen Turner
    • Robin Williams
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