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Though the anti-war sentiments of Hamburger Hill come through loud and clear, the film is squarely on the side of those courageous, much-maligned Americans who fought and died in Vietnam. Based on a true incident, the story takes place in 1969, as the 101st Airborne Division confronts the Vietcong in a bloody battle over Hill 937 (aka "Hamburger Hill") in the A Shau Valley. During the next ten days, both sides incur heavy losses, but the Cong refuse to surrender the hill. The ultimate American "victory" turns out to be a hollow one indeed. Scripted by Vietnam War vet [[Performer~P84092~Jim Carabatsos~jimcarabatsos]], Hamburger Hill not only underlines the futility of the war but also the pressures brought to bear upon the troops by an insensitive, often hostile media. By utilizing a cast of unknowns, director [[Performer~P95503~John Irvin~johnirvin]] deftly avoids the Hollywoodized slickness of such bigger-budgeted efforts as [[Feature~V2675~Apocalypse Now~apocalypsenow]] and [[Feature~V13060~The Deer Hunter~thedeerhunter]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 1987

Cast

Anthony Barrile
as Langulli
Michael Boatman
as Motown
Don Cheadle
as Washburn
Michael Dolan
as Murphy
Don James
as McDanile
Dylan McDermott
as Sgt. Frantz
M.A. Nickles
as Galvin
Harry O'Reilly
as Duffy
Daniel O'Shea
as Gaigin
Tim Quill
as Beletsky
Tommy Swerdlow
as Bienstock
Courtney B. Vance
as Doc Johnson
Steven Weber
as Sgt. Worcester
Tegan West
as Lt. Eden
Kieu Chinh
as Mama San
Doug Goodman
as Lagunas

Crew

John Irvin
Director
Jim Carabatsos
Producer
Marcia Nasatir
Producer
Jerry Offsay
Producer
David Korda
Producer
Jim Carabatsos
Screenwriter
Peter MacDonald
Cinematographer
Bob Dylan
Songwriter
Steve Winwood
Songwriter
Calvin Lewis
Songwriter
Helga Penzabene
Songwriter
Mel Tillis
Songwriter
Muff Winwood
Songwriter
Smokey Robinson
Featured Music
Alfred Cleveland
Songwriter
Barry Mann
Songwriter
Carl Penzabene
Songwriter
Philip Glass
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Tanner
Editor
Austen Spriggs
Production Designer
Larry de Waay
Co-producer
Jerry Offsay
Executive Producer
David Korda
Executive Producer
David Hildyard
Sound/Sound Designer
Soc Jose
First Assistant Director
Mary Colquhoun
Casting
Ken Metcalfe
Casting
Neville Smallwood
Makeup
Cecille Baun
Makeup
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