Casualties of War
Casualties of War is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Rabe, based primarily on an article written by Daniel Lang for The New Yorker in 1969, which was later published as a book. The film stars Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn, and is based on the events of the 1966 incident on Hill 192 during the Vietnam War, in which a Vietnamese woman was kidnapped from her village by a squad of American soldiers, who raped and murdered her. For the film, all names and some details of the true story were altered.
The story is presented as a flashback of Max Eriksson, a Vietnam veteran.
|contentLocation||San Francisco Thailand|
|director||Brian De Palma|
|keywords||abandon american soldiers attack awol bad dream break out central highlands close air support court martial depot dishonorable discharge dolores park end field hospital first class flashback fragging guard hard labor j-church joke kill kill him in the latrine with a grenade leave life in prison main operating base radio operator rape and murder specialist specialist 4 tunnel rat viet cong vietnam veteran vietnamese vietnamese-american vietnamese people|
|theme||legal legal drama rape war|