The Green Berets [Blu-ray] [1968]

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  • Release Date: 05/16/2017
  • Rating: G
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 23)

Synopsis


The Green Berets
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

Cast & Crew


  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Col. Mike Kirby
  • David Janssen
    David Janssen - Beckworth
  • Jim Hutton
    Jim Hutton - Sgt. Peterson
  • Aldo Ray
    Aldo Ray - Sgt. Muldoon
  • Raymond St. Jacques
    Raymond St. Jacques - Doc McGee



Customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1st Movie about Viet Nam -

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    ElGringo
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    this was the 1st movie to come out about Viet Nam. It was definitely pro war. The way it portrayed the VC as vile evil people and the Americans as the good guys was typical of films that came out during WW II. John Wayne was able to carry it off. I pretty much like anything that John Wayne starred in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie

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    CoachChip
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    I've always loved this movie. I wasn't in the military, but enjoy movies about them. This one highlights the hard work the Green Berets have to go through during a war. Very enjoyable movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    CrazyAl
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    Gives you an onsite about Special Forces during an unpopular war. The sacrifices men made to preserve foredoomed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best war movies of Vietnam made

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    Beacon
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    This is one of the best Vietnam movies ever made. It set the standard that others have followed since its release. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wayne in Viet Nam

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    Portland
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    Not one of John Wayne's best movies, but a decent action flick just the same. Fine supporting cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic John Wayne

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    comicsnerd
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    My father got me hooked on John Wayne movies when I was young. When I saw this in the discount bin, it was a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    RAMBO64
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    This movie is so good. Love the action and stars. I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys a good action flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great older movie

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    MzDizzy

    Great older movie. One of John Waynes classics. Parts are very heart wrenching but all in all, a good watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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