Young Frankie Nash joins the army to get off an assault charge and is sent to Afghanistan with best mate Peter. Peter has only joined up to impress his war hero father and goes to pieces under fire. Consequently he is subject to merciless harassment from bullying Lance Corporal Buckley who humiliates him constantly until he can take no more and blows his own brains out. Buckley rationalises to Frankie by claiming that Peter's cowardice put lives at risk and,to spare his parents pain,tells them their son died in action,though Peter's father is unconvinced. Frankie attempts to expose Buckley but in vain and ends up in court on a murder charge.
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Did You Know?
Alan Buckley is listed as Lance Corporal (one stripe) in the credits, but clearly wears the rank of Corporal (two stripes). See more