The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man.Written by
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According to Oliver Stone, he held auditions for the lead role, and Hiep Thi Le (who ended up as the lead role) was pushed into doing the audition by one of her friends. See more »
When Steve picks up Le Ly and her kids when the south is being overrun, he flies in on an Army helicopter, despite the fact that he and his friends are all in the Marines. See more »
Go back to your son. Make him the best son you can. That is the war you must fight. That is the victory you must win!
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The U.S. LaserDisc version removed some voiceover narrations, which had been in the theatrical release and U.S. VHS and DVDs. According to the disc jacket, this was done at Oliver Stone's request. See more »
Temple of Deliverance
Written by Eugene Gales, Eric Gales and Hubert Crawford, Jr.
Performed by The Eric Gales Band
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So many things happened in such a short life.
Wow, some people live their lives the same way like robots till their death, but this woman lives her life with so many dramas. Same thing is happening in Iraq now, people here in the US are enjoying their lives to the fullest while so many innocent Iraqi people are suffering with no end.
I am surprised that the rating is not too high. The movie "Deer hunter" which was also about Vietname war, it was so slow and boring. If it didn't win some Oscars, I would have stopped watching in the middle of it. This movie is about the same feature length, but this one is much more emotional, and not boring at all.
It is another tear-jerking movie. This movie helped me to understand the pain that Vietnamese people suffered during the war. It is very authentic. Those are the common people who just want to make the best out of their lives, they just want to live. It was especially touching when she finally came back to her village, and her brother told her about how he felt throughout the years. She is not a hero, but she is such a brave woman who suffered so much, who almost died. How many of us will ever live a life like hers. In the end, this movie makes all of us to treasure the life that we have now, there are so many people who are living in this world who still don't have the things that we take for granted.
Thank you for all those who worked on this great movie.
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