Countries: Hong Kong,USA
Cast: Avellana Joe Mari; Bell Don Gordon; Black Eazy; Canning James; Clarke Logan; Cohen Mike; Diaz Vic; Doherty Chuck; Ermey R. Lee; Hicks Parris; Hylands Scott; Johns Stan; Kramer Noel; Lembeck Michael; Mallett Bob; Matthews Frederick; Mercier Duane; Metcalfe Ken; Michaels Drew; Morales Santos; Natkin Rick; Oliver Cisco; Pinzon Victor; Shaw Stan; Smithson Fred; Stevens Andrew; Strzalkowski Henry; Wagner Ray; Wasson Craig; Waters Chuck; Whitmore Jr. James; Willingham Noble; Wilson Claude; Hilger Karen; McNeely Helen; O’Neal Peggy; Chow Raymond; Juban Dennis; Morgan Andre; Furie Sidney J.; Godar Godfrey A.; Mendoza-Nava Jaime; Benson Jim; Berman Michael; Pattillo Alan; Urioste Frank J.; Chan David; Fernandez Fernando; Francisco Ricky; Schmidt Kim; Youngblood Mike; Lang Robert
Taglines: To keep their sanity in an insane war, they had to be crazy.
Storyline: This war drama (which prefigures the later “Full Metal Jacket”) follows the lives of five young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp in 1967 through a tour in Vietnam in 1968 that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they can defeat a rival soccer team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines. But as they might have predicted, nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems.