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Title:
The Green Berets
Author:
Wayne, John, 1907-1979.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
John Wayne leads his Special Forces troops against a deadly and determined enemy. The film combines rugged action with spectacular special effects.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.

From the novel "The Green Berets" by Robin Moore.

Special features: cast & crew information; On location; sets donated to military; the real Green Berets; The moviemakers: The making of the Green Berets; theatrical trailers.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated G.
ISBN:
9780790733005

9781419853722
UPC:
085391158608
Format :
DVD

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A cynical newsman follows a Green Beret colonel on missions to hold a hill and kidnap a Viet Cong general.


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The Green Berets is an exciting war film that was lambasted by critics who at the time of its release opposed the war in Vietnam. Wayne's role is similar to his part in The Longest Day (1963), but it was evident to the worldwide public that the same bravado that flew well in World War II crash-landed in 1968 in the wake of a very different war and political time. Wayne plays the hard-nosed rough-and-ready Colonel Mike Kirby who heads a courageous bunch of tough-as-nails Green Berets determined to capture an important enemy general. They are accompanied by a skeptical reporter who soon becomes a gung-ho red-white-and-blue patriot as the Colonel and the others lecture and show him why they must defeat the "commies." Interestingly, despite the massive anti-war sentiments of the times, the film grossed over $11 million at the box-office and is especially notable for the fine battle scenes. The film also features the hit song "Ballad of the Green Berets," sung by Sgt. Barry Sadler. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi