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Set in Washington D.C. during the Vietnam War era, Gardens of Stone concentrates on the trials and tribulations of the Arlington National Cemetery home guard. James Caan plays career soldier Sgt. Clell Hazard, who has come to the sad conclusion that Vietnam is unwinnable and that America should withdraw as soon as possible. His attitude is contrasted to that held by Private Jackie Willow (D.B. Sweeney), who wants nothing more in life than to go into battle for his country. Though Hazard cannot officially dissuade Willow from this yearning, he pulls a few surreptitious strings to change the lad's mind, including encouraging a renewed romance between Jackie and his former girlfriend Rachel (Mary Stuart Masterton). After so many big-budgeters, Coppola determined that Mary Stuart Masterton would be a deliberately "small" picture, concentrating on personalities rather than opulence; the director's father, Carmine Coppola, supplied the music, while Peter Masterton and Carlyn Glynn, the real-life parents of Mary Stuart Masterton, play Mary's on-screen dad and mom. Gardens of Stone was adapted by Ronald Bass from the novel by Nicholas Proffitt. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 8, 1987

Cast

James Caan
as Sgt. Clell Hazard
Anjelica Huston
as Samantha Davis
James Earl Jones
as Sgt. Maj. "Goody" Nelson
D.B. Sweeney
as Pvt. Jackie Willow
Dean Stockwell
as Capt. Homer Thomas
Mary Stuart Masterson
as Rachel Feld
Dick Anthony Williams
as First Sgt. Slasher Williams
Lonette McKee
as Betty Rae
Samuel Bottoms
as Lt. Webber
Elias Koteas
as Pete Deveber, Company Clerk
Laurence Fishburne
as Cpl. Flanagan
Casey Siemaszko
as Pvt. Albert Wildman
Peter Masterson
as Col. Feld
Carlin Glynn
as Mrs. Feld
Erik Holland
as Col. Godwin
Bill Graham
as Don Brubaker
Rick Washburne
Terry Hinz
as Navy Captain
Lisa-Marie Felter
as Daughter
William Williamson
as Lt. Colonel
Robert Frerichs
as Private
Mark Frazer
as Soldier
Terry Foster
as Soldier
Marshall Sizemore
as Soldier
Steve Barcanic
as Soldier
Hajna O. Moss
as Wedding Friend
Louis Rangel
as ANC Driver
William Williamson
as Lt. Colonel
Marshall Sizemore
as Soldier
Terry Hinz
as Navy Captain
Steve Barcanic
as Soldier
Mark Frazer
as Soldier
Terry Foster
as Soldier
Hajna O. Moss
as Wedding Friend
Robert Frerichs
as Private
Lisa-Marie Felter
as Daughter

Crew

Francis Ford Coppola
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer
David Valdes
Producer
Michael Levy
Producer
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Jordan S. Cronenweth
Cinematographer
Carmine Coppola
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Malkin
Editor
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Alex Tavoularis
Art Director
David Valdes
Executive Producer
Fred Roos
Executive Producer
Stan Weston
Executive Producer
Gary Fettis
Set Designer
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
Willa Kim
Costume Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
John Frazier
Special Effects
Robin Hauser
Special Effects
David Valdes
First Assistant Director
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Bonnie Timmermann
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Monty Westmore
Makeup
Timothy R. Sexton
Executive Music Producer
Bernadette Mazur
Makeup
Brad Wilder
Makeup
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