RELEASED 1978 RUNTIME 183 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION MICHAEL CIMINO SCREENPLAY DERIC WASHBURN STARRING ROBERT DE NIRO, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, JOHN SAVAGE, JOHN CAZALE, MERYL STREEP, GEORGE DZUNDZA, SHIRLEY STOLER, CHUCK ASPEGREN MUSIC STANLEY MYERS
Probably the most brutal Vietnam film you will see, not because of graphical images but of the psychological terror you see the characters go through. The Russian roulette scene in captivity is so brutal, you will probably hate humanity after that. In general I thought the Russian roulette theme is genius and makes this movie stand out easily from all other war films.
I have one major grime though. Let’s be honest, the wedding scene is 20 minutes too long. Maybe I have to watch the movie a few more times to really appreciate it.