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Gardens of Stone [DVD] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 07/11/2017
  • Rating: R

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    Gardens of Stone
    Set in Washington D.C. during the Vietnam War era, Gardens of Stone concentrates on the trials and tribulations of the Arlington National Cemetery home guard. James Caan plays career soldier Sgt. Clell Hazard, who has come to the sad conclusion that Vietnam is unwinnable and that America should withdraw as soon as possible. His attitude is contrasted to that held by Private Jackie Willow (D.B. Sweeney), who wants nothing more in life than to go into battle for his country. Though Hazard cannot officially dissuade Willow from this yearning, he pulls a few surreptitious strings to change the lad's mind, including encouraging a renewed romance between Jackie and his former girlfriend Rachel (Mary Stuart Masterton). After so many big-budgeters, Coppola determined that Gardens would be a deliberately "small" picture, concentrating on personalities rather than opulence; the director's father, Carmine Coppola, supplied the music, while Peter Masterton and Carlyn Glynn, the real-life parents of Mary Stuart Masterton, play Mary's on-screen dad and mom. Gardens of Stone was adapted by Ronald Bass from the novel by Nicholas Proffitt. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • James Caan
      James Caan - Sgt. Clell Hazard
    • Anjelica Huston
      Anjelica Huston - Samantha Davis
    • James Earl Jones
      James Earl Jones - Sgt. Maj. "Goody" Nelson
    • D.B. Sweeney
      D.B. Sweeney - Pvt. Jackie Willow
    • Dean Stockwell
      Dean Stockwell - Capt. Homer Thomas

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      This is a great movie. The film tells a story about a soldier who wants to fight in Vietnam by demonstrating many of the traditions and customs which are currently utilized by the military today. I would recommend this film for anyone who appreciates the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who are killed in combat.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      This movie brings home the cost of war. Set in the Vietnam era, it could apply today to Afghanistan

      I would recommend this to a friend

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