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Purple Hearts (4-May-1984)

Director: Sidney J. Furie

Writers: Sidney J. Furie; Rick Natkin

Keywords: Drama, WWII

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
R. Lee Ermey
24-Mar-1944   Drill Instructor from Full Metal Jacket
Cheryl Ladd
12-Jul-1951   Charlie's Angels
Paul McCrane
19-Jan-1961   Dr. Robert Romano on ER
Lane Smith
29-Apr-1936 13-Jun-2005 The Final Days
Ken Wahl
31-Oct-1954   Wiseguy


Review by Jim Ottesen (posted on 9-May-2008)

One of the best chick flicks ever made, even though it takes place during the Viet Nam war. It is realistic in the way the doctors had to work and try and save lives of wounded soldiers in a tent hospital, MASH-like, setting. What makes it a "chick flick" is the tear-jerker ending. Though set in Viet Nam, it is not a political-type film at all. It delivers a tender love story mixed in with tense dramatic moments in combat in a very engaging way. One of those films you can watch over and over again without tiring.

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