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Friendly Fire (1979)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5027626362645
Released: 12th March 2012
Release type: Retail Only
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 7953626
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
Friendly Fire (1979) (Retail Only)

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Based on: The book by C.D.B. Bryan; real events

Story: Made-for-TV drama which brings to life the true story of Peg and Gene Mullen, parents who campaigned vigorously for the truth following their son's death in the Vietnam War. Peg (Carol Burnett) and Gene (Ned Beatty) are naturally devastated when a representative of the US Army arrives to tell them that their son has been killed in Vietnam. The official's explanation of 'friendly fire' as the cause of the death disturbs them even more, and they set out to try and find out exactly what happened. As they repeatedly bang up against a wall of bureaucratic evasion, they find themselves drawn into the burgeoning anti-war protests of the early 1970s and asking increasingly serious questions about the motives of the US Army and the country as a whole.

Starring: Ned Beatty, Carol Burnett, Dennis Erdman, Timothy Hutton, Michael Flanagan, Hilly Hicks, Sherry Hursey, William Jordan, David Keith, Jack Rader, Fanny Spiess, Robert Wahler, Vernon Weddle, Sam Waterston

Cinematographer: Harry J. May

Directed by: David Greene

Music by: Leonard Rosenman

Produced by: Philip Barry Jr.

Written by: Fay Kanin

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Network

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