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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

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Director  Bill Couturie
Initial DVD release  November 1, 2005
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Language  English
8/10 IMDb


Genre  Documentary, History, War
Music director  Todd Boekelheide
Country  United States
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam movie poster
Release date  October 1987 (1987-10)
Writer  Bill Couturie (screenplay), Richard Dewhurst (screenplay)
Initial release  October 1987 (Los Angeles)
Cast  Ellen Burstyn (Mrs. Stocks (voice)), Tom Berenger ((voice)), J. Kenneth Campbell ((voice)), Richard Chaves ((voice)), Josh Cruze ((voice)), Willem Dafoe (Elephant grass (voice))
Similar movies  In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is a 1987 American documentary film inspired by the anthology of the same title, directed by Bill CouturiƩ in 1987. Using real letters written by American soldiers (which can be read in the book along with many more) and archive footage, the film creates a highly personal experience of the Vietnam War. The film won the Special Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 1988. It was also screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Roger Ebert commented, "There have been many great movies about Vietnam. This is the one that completes the story."

References

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Wikipedia
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Rotten TomatoesDear America: Letters Home from Vietnam IMDb Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam themoviedb.org


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