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The reason why I'm here is because a buddy of mine who'd been in 'Nam took his own life today. This is kind of a funeral service. And I'm here because I'm trying to tell people, man, if we want to commit suicide, we have plenty of reasons to do it right here at home. We don't have to go to Vietnam to find reasons to kill ourselves. I just don't think we should be over there.—Luke Martin
Housewife Sally Bender’s husband Bob goes off to ‘Nam, so she decides to volunteer at a veteran’s hospital. There, she meets with an old classmate, Luke, now a paraplegic after his tour of duty. She fills the deep void in her life by having an affair with Luke. Things get really complicated when Bob comes home and Luke takes up protesting the War.
This show and film feature examples of:
- Driven to Suicide: Bill Munson
- Dueling Movies: Came out the same year as The Deer Hunter, another film dealing with the after-effects of The Vietnam War.
- Returning War Vet
- The Vietnam War