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Director  David Greene
First episode date  April 22, 1979
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama, War
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Country  United States
Friendly Fire (1979 film) movie poster
Writer  Fay Kanin, C. D. B. Bryan
Release date  April 22, 1979 (1979-04-22)
Cast  Carol Burnett (Peg Mullen), Ned Beatty (Gene Mullen), Sam Waterston (C.D. Bryan), Timothy Hutton (John Mullen)
Similar movies  Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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Friendly Fire is an American television movie first broadcast on the ABC network on April 22, 1979. Watched that night by an estimated 64 million people, Friendly Fire went on to win four Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Special. The film was directed by David Greene.

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The movie tells the real-life story of Peg Mullen (played by Carol Burnett), a woman from rural Iowa who works against government obstacles to uncover the truth about the death of her son Michael, a soldier killed by American "friendly fire" in the Vietnam War in 1970. Mullen's husband Gene is played by Ned Beatty.

Friendly Fire is based on the 1976 book of the same name, written by C. D. B. Bryan, which in turn was adapted from a series of New Yorker magazine articles Bryan had written about the Mullens and their ordeal.

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Cast

  • Carol Burnett — Peg Mullen
  • Ned Beatty — Gene Mullen
  • Sam Waterston — C. D. B. Bryan
  • Dennis Erdman — Michael E. Mullen
  • Timothy Hutton — John Mullen
  • Fanny Spiess — Mary Mullen
  • Sherry Hursey — Patricia Mullen
  • Michael Flanagan — Father Shimon
  • Hilly Hicks — Willis Huddleston
  • William Jordan — Col. Byron Schindler
  • Vernon Weddle — Col. Georgi
  • Jack Rader — Sgt. Fitzgerald
  • Robert Wahler — Alan Hulting
  • David Keith — Leroy Hamilton
  • References

    Friendly Fire (1979 film) Wikipedia
    Friendly Fire (1979 film) Rotten TomatoesFriendly Fire (1979 film) IMDb Friendly Fire (1979 film) themoviedb.org


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