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FULL SYNOPSIS

The author of the famous late 1930's antiwar book Johnny Got His Gun wrote and directed this film adaptation. It concerns a nameless young soldier (Timothy Bottoms) in a veteran's hospital in the World War I period. The young man has had his face blown off, he is without the use of any of his senses save touch, and also has no arms or legs. He is in a coma at the beginning of the film, and his doctors doubt that he will regain consciousness. This is also what they hope. A nurse, while changing his dressings, discovers that he is awake and responsive. The unrelieved awfulness of his situation is apparent to many. However, in order to keep the "good order" of the military, the regular Army general commanding the hospital will not allow the boy to be seen or his family notified, nor will he permit anyone to perform a mercy killing. Interspersed with this horror are flashbacks of the youth's life before the war. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Timothy Bottoms New Star of the Year - Male 1971 Nominee

Cast

Craig Bovia
as Little Guy
Peter Brocco
as Ancient Prelate
Eric Christmas
as Cpl. Timlon
Maurice Dallimore
as British Colonel
Robert Easton
Anthony Geary
Ed Gilbert
as Priest
Ben Hammer
as Doctor
Wayne Heffley
as Captain
Kerry MacLane
as Joe at 10
William Mims
as Gentleman
Byron Morrow
as Brigadier General
Alice Nunn
Marge Redmond
Jodean Russo
as Nurse
David Soul
as Swede
Donald Sutherland
as "Christ"
Gigi Vorgan
as Catherine at 13
Don "Red" Barry
as Jody Simmons
Timothy Bottoms
as Johnny
Kathy Fields
as The Girl
Eduard Franz
as Col./Gen. Tillery
Charles McGraw
as The Girl's Father
Tom Tryon
Marsha Hunt
as Mother
Diane Varsi
as Nurse
Jason Robards, Jr.
as Father
Eduard Franz
as Col./Gen. Tillery
Maurice Dallimore
as British Colonel
Eric Christmas
as Cpl. Timlon
Ben Hammer
as Doctor
William Mims
as Gentleman
Charles McGraw
as The Girl's Father
Gigi Vorgan
as Catherine at 13
Jodean Russo
as Nurse
Byron Morrow
as Brigadier General
Wayne Heffley
as Captain
Ed Gilbert
as Priest
Marsha Hunt
as Mother
Diane Varsi
as Nurse
Peter Brocco
as Ancient Prelate
Craig Bovia
as Little Guy
Donald Sutherland
as "Christ"
Kerry MacLane
as Joe at 10
David Soul
as Swede
Kathy Fields
as The Girl
Timothy Bottoms
as Johnny
Don "Red" Barry
as Jody Simmons

Crew

Dalton Trumbo
Director
Dalton Trumbo
Screenwriter
Dalton Trumbo
Book Author
Jules Brenner
Cinematographer
Jerry Fielding
Composer (Music Score)
Millie Moore
Editor
Harold Michelson
Production Designer
Christopher Trumbo
Associate Producer
Christopher Trumbo
Assistant Director
Marvin Weldon
Script Supervisor
Jerry Fielding
Conductor
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