Casualties of War

views updated

Casualties of War ★★★ 1989 (R)

A Vietnam war morality play about army private Fox in the bush who refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant (Penn) skirt responsibility for the rape and murder of a native woman. Fox achieves his dramatic breakthrough. Based on the true story by Daniel Lang. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, Don Harvey, Thuy Thu Le, John Leguizamo, Sam Robards, John C. Reilly, Erik King, Dale Dye; D: Brian De Palma; W: David Rabe; C: Stephen Burum; M: Ennio Morricone.