A Rumor of War
A Rumor of War ★★★½ 1980
The first big Vietnam drama for TV is a triumph, portraying the real-life experience of author Philip Caputo (based on his bestseller), from naive youth to seasoned soldier to bitter murder suspect at court martial. Succeeds where Stone's later, muchballyhooed “Born on the Fourth of July” fails. Adapted by John Sacret Young. 195m/C VHS . Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe, Stacy Keach, Steve Forrest, Richard Bradford, Brian Dennehy, John Friedrich, Perry Lang, Chris Mitchum, Dan Shor, Jeff Daniels, Laurence Fishburne, Lane Smith, Gail Youngs, Bobby Ellerbee; D: Richard T. Heffron; W: John Sacret Young; C: Stevan Larner, Jorge Stahl Jr.; M: Charles Gross.