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Brian De Palma

Casualties of War

113' - 1989 - Crime, Action, Drama - Dialogue: Vietnamese, English
Director: Brian De Palma Composer: Ennio Morricone With: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey
Eriksson (Michael J. Fox), a young infantryman, arrives in Vietnam and is assigned to a unit filled with veterans. They've been in combat, on and off, for months and Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn) is a shorttimer with less than a month to go before he can return home. On enight Meserve involves his men in a plan to kidnap a young woman, whho will be brought along on a mission to service the sexual needs of all five men. Eriksson refuses to participate in the rape (and murder) and his testimony brings the others eventually to a military court-martial and prison sentences.

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Brian De Palma


Ennio Morricone


Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey


Daniel Lang, David Rabe

Director of Photography

Stephen H. Burum


Bill Pankow


Art Linson

More information


Vietnamese, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Casualties of War" (Daniel Lang)



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