An attempt to be a serious film about a vet who comes home and discovers life is simpler back in the war than it is in America, instead becomes a poor attempt as a studio comedy.
Prisoner 1138's rating:
An unpopular war.
A touchy subject.
Horrific images, stories of tragic loss, comradeship.
The first war in history to be criticized while it was happening and the filmmakers that took a chance and presented what hell is really like. No glitz, no gloss, no glamour.
A war where soldiers came back home only to be treated like they did not exist and who were disrespected being belief.
Dialogue from "Full Metal Jacket"
Private Joker: Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?
Private Cowboy: Hey, start the cameras. This is "Vietnam - the Movie."
Private Eightball: Yeah, Joker can be John Wayne. I'll be a horse.
Donlon: T.H.E. Rock can be a rock.
T.H.E. Rock: I'll be Ann-Margret.
Doc Jay: Animal Mother can be a rabid buffalo.
Crazy Earl: I'll be General Custer.
Private Rafterman: Well, who'll be the Indians?
Animal Mother: Hey, we'll let the gooks play the Indians.