Casualties of War

After spending months in the Vietnam War, a platoon of American Soldiers led by Sergeant Tony Meserve are beginning to loose their sanity and sense of humanity towards the Vietnamese people. Joined by Private Max Eriksson, the platoon become frustrated when they are denied leave for an extended period, leading Meserve to order the men to kidnap an innocent Vietnamese girl one night from a sleeping village. While trekking through the mountains Meserve becomes more and more unhinged until her finally rapes the girl and orders his platoon to do the same, everyone does besides Eriksson who cant believe what is happening. Now looking for opportunities to set her free, Eriksson is battling not only the Viet Cong, but his own platoon as he plans on informing his Lieutenant of the horrors his squad has done while looking over his shoulder for Meserve’s revenge.

Director: Brian De Palma

Actors: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Patrick Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Thuy Thu Le, Ving Rhames

Year: 1989

Length: 113 Minutes

Classification: MA15+ Some sexual violence


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