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The Veteran (2006)

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Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ally Sheedy ... Sara Reid
Bobby Hosea ... Raymond Watson
Michael Ironside ... Mark 'Doc' Jordan
Colin Glazer ... Denis McBride
Sean Baek ... CIA Agent Huang
Jim Codrington ... Agent Cooper
Donald Burda ... Agent MacDonald
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Storyline

Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is forced to relive painful memories of how he was left for dead by his own platoon, and the heinous crimes he once committed while in the line of duty. Gritty and unflinching, THE VETERAN contains some breathtaking action sequences that vividly depict the horrors of war. Director Sidney J Furie (THE IPCRESS FILE, SUPERMAN IV) elicits strong performances from a cast that includes Michael Ironside, Ally Sheedy, and Bobby Hosea.

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You can bury your past, but you can never escape it...

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Drama | War

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A veterán: Kísért a múlt See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film is a follow up to Going Back (2001) (TV), it includes some of the flashback scenes from the first film, only in this film, they have been extended. It also includes a few flashback scenes that were deleted from the first film. See more »

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Title Card: In the 1950's, the United States began sending American men and women thousands of miles to fight in the Vietnam War. Almost 3 million Americans participated.
Title Card: 30 years later, 1,835 American Prisoners Of War still remain unaccounted for.
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Follows Going Back (2001) See more »

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Weak at best
13 November 2006 | by mademoiselle_endSee all my reviews

Weak at best. Overacting on Michael Ironside's part (and i usually really like this actor! Flashbacks overused in modern cinema and that is a perfect example. Conspiracy theories, please! Of all the Vietnam flicks i've seen it's the first one that bored me! Pretty images, but nothing special or breathtaking. The ending (no spoiler) is a big letdown and far-fetched. Really it's the perfect example of what action films shouldn't be. All and all, nothing special, weak, boring, the epitome of what certain people view as what men are (or should be?) i dunno, i wouldn't rent it if i were you, unless you suffer from insomnia and are looking for something to put you to sleep.


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