Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)

Introduction Who’ll Stop the Rain is a 1978 American crime film directed by Karel Reisz and starring Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, and Anthony Zerbe. The screenplay was by Judith Rascoe and Robert Stone, based on Stone’s novel Dog Soldiers (1974). Outline The film opens in Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War.… Read More

Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valour (2011)

Introduction Twenty weeks before Khe Sanh, these men were boys, sitting in their mother’s kitchens. Then they went to war. Outline Fourteen Marines and one Corpsman relive their journey from enlistment through the epic 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War. Just boys in 1968, they recount their ferocious experience in that wet… Read More

My Father’s Brothers: The Story of Alpha Company: 29 Jun 66 (2019)

Introduction Shawn Kelley’s documentary memoir, My Father’s Brothers, recounts the events of 29 June 1966, when, during the Vietnam war, a platoon of American soldiers stumbled upon a large North Vietnamese force in the dense jungles northeast of Saigon. Outline 29 June 1966. During a routine patrol in the jungles of Vietnam, a platoon of… Read More

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022)

Introduction The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a 2022 American biographical action comedy film co-written and directed by Peter Farrelly based on the book of the same name by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue. The film stars Zac Efron, Russell Crowe and Bill Murray. Outline In 1967, John Donohue was a 26-year-old US Marine… Read More