A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

Jeff Daniels
Director: Richard T. Heffron Cast: Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
, Christopher Mitchum
Christopher Mitchum
, Dan Shor
Dan Shor
Richard T. Heffron


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The 2-part TV movie Rumor of War was based on the 1977 memoirs of Vietnam veteran Philip Caputo. Brad Davis stars as Caputo, who during the mid-1960s was a Marine lieutenant. In battle after battle, Caputo performs his duties admirably, even when questioning the wisdom of America's Vietnam involvement. As both the war and the body count escalate, Caputo suffers a nervous breakdown. A Rumor of War bears an inevitable resemblance to the much-earlier antiwar epic All Quiet on the Western Front, right down to the presence of a father-figure combat sergeant (Brian Dennehy). Its few cliches aside, the film is a powerful indictment of the brutalization and depersonalization of America's Vietnam forces. A Rumor of War premiered on September 24 and 25, 1980.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
UPC: 4897007030101
Original Release: 1980
Source: Imports

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels Actor
Christopher Mitchum Actor
Dan Shor Actor
Richard Bradford Rupert
Keith Carradine McCloy
Brad Davis Phil Caputo
Brian Dennehy Coleman
Laurence Fishburne Actor
Steve Forrest Atherton
John Friedrich Pascarella
Stacy Keach Major Ball
Perry Lang Woodward
Michael O'Keefe Cohen

Technical Credits
Richard T. Heffron Director
Charles Gross Score Composer
Stevan Larner Cinematographer
David Manson Producer
Jorge Stahl Cinematographer
John Sacret Young Screenwriter

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