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Casualties of War

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Brian De Palma

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Plot Summary

Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, Casualties of War is based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Eriksson (Michael J. Fox, TV's, Spin City) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking), a powerful and charismatic man pushed over the edge of barbarism by the terror and brutality of combat. With sweeping scope, action and raw power, master filmmaker Brian DePalma (The Untouchables) creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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83%
  • Reviews Counted: 30
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: De Palma uses his consummate filmmaking skill to craft a reflection of his own grave sorrow about the Vietnam era. – Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine, Sep 23, 2006

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Customer Reviews

THIS MOVIE ROCKS

A MUST BUY, Pack full with nonstop action. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES, IF YOU LUV WAR MOVIES, YOU MUST SEE THIS!!!!

Emotionally Charged War Film

Another well-casted Vietnam war film. This one now involving US Army soldiers. Having lost a good friend to hostile enemy fire, Michael J. Fox is one of the soldiers who has to confront issue of doing what is morally right versus following the orders his squad leader, played perfectly by Sean Penn, lest he risks betraying his fellow troops. One the films where you can't help but sympathise with the hero as well as the victim.

Casualties of War

I love anything with Michael J. Fox in it, but this caught my attention because I liked "Platoon." This is just as good, if not better, and deserved a little more media attention. The acting is superb and the music is so deep and emotional.

If you're not sure…just buy it.

Casualties of War
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2001

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