Dear America-Letters Home From Vietnam

Directed By: Bill Couturie

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This classic HBO documentary features reenactments of actual letters written by soldiers during the Vietnam war. In each case, a famous celebrity voice (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, and others) reads the letters to us.


Studio HBO
SKU 40722937
UPC 026359020728
UPC 14 00026359020728
Format DVD
Release Date 11/1/2005
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Television Programs
Vietnam War
Editors Note
Note The above stars and others read letters written home by American soldiers stationed in Vietnam. Includes newsreel footage, NBC newscasts, veterans' home movies, and original music from Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones.
New York Times "...[In parts] the effect is devastating....A first-rate job..." 09/16/1988 p.C18
Film Comment "...Coutourie has fashioned something of an anti-war music video..." 06/01/1988 p.2-6
USA Today "...This may someday come to be regarded as the definitive Vietnam movie....Moving beyond description..." 02/24/1989 p.3D
Bill Couturie
Name Couturie,Bill
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Cast & Crew
Bill Couturie - Director
Brian Dennehy - Voice Of
Ellen Burstyn - Voice Of
Martin Sheen - Voice Of
Michael J. Fox - Voice Of
Robert De Niro - Voice Of
Robin Williams - Voice Of
Tom Berenger - Voice Of
Willem Dafoe - Voice Of
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
Catalog ID 90207
UPC 00026359020728
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Emmy (1988) Bill Couturie, Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming,Bill Couturie, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Informational Special
Sundance Film Festival (1988) Bill Couturie, Winner, Special Jury Prize - Documentary
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review There's a purity in the approach these filmmakers have taken, and its effect is to create in us a feeling that we are experiencing these events from the closest possible vantage point. The result is thrilling, powerful. There have been a lot of movies made about Vietnam, some of them good. Now a great one has been made.
Reviewer Hal Hinson
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There have been many great movies about Vietnam. This is the one that completes the story. It has no plot except that thousands of young men went to a faraway country and had unspeakable experiences there, and many of them died or were wounded for life in body or soul.This movie is so powerful precisely because it is so simple. The words are the words of the soldiers themselves, and the images are taken from their own home movies and from TV news footage of the war.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format)
Product Attributes
Actor Couturie,Bill
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Siskel & Ebert Superb...Two Thumbs Up!

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