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Dear America : letters home from Vietnam

Author: Bill CouturiéTom BirdRichard J DewhurstTom BerengerEllen BurstynAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco?] : Couturie Company, New York : HBO Video, [1987] [2005] ©1987
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authentic account of the Vietnam War from the actual letters of the men and women who served there. The harsh realities of life and death, friendships made and lost - these letters home tell it all, with newsreel and home-movie footage shot by the servicemen themselves. These are the authentic voices of war, some who survived, many who never made it home.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Film adaptations
History
Personal narratives
Documentary
Films for the hearing impaired
Personal narratives, American
Récits personnels américains
Relatos personales estadounidenses
Named Person: Bernard Edelman
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Couturié; Tom Bird; Richard J Dewhurst; Tom Berenger; Ellen Burstyn; Willem Dafoe; Robert De Niro; Brian Dennehy; Kevin Dillon; Matt Dillon; Robert Downey, Jr.; Michael J Fox; Mark Harmon; John Heard; Harvey Keitel; Elizabeth McGovern; Judd Nelson; Sean Penn; Randy Quaid; Martin Sheen; Kathleen Turner; Robin Williams; Michael Chin; Richard Downing; Stephen Stept; Todd Boekelheide; Ben Edmonds; Bernard Edelman; Couturie Company,; Vietnam Veterans Ensemble Theatre Co.,; Home Box Office (Firm),; HBO Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0783120729 9780783120720
OCLC Number: 62145185
Language Note: Closed-captioned. Sound track in English; subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.
Notes: DVD release of the 1987 film.
Originally shown on television.
Based on the book: Dear America : letters home from Vietnam / edited by Bernard Edelman.
Credits: Cinematographers, original photography, Michael Chin; still photography/reprints, Richard Downing ; editor, Stephen Stept; original music composer, Todd Boekelheide ; music consultant, Ben Edmonds.
Performer(s): Includes the voices of Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Robert DeNiro, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Dillon, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael J. Fox, Mark Harmon, John Heard, Harvey Keitel, Elizabeth McGovern, Judd Nelson, Sean Penn, Randy Quaid, Martin Sheen, Kathleen Turner, Robin Williams.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; 4:3 aspect ratio; audio: English, 2.0.
Other Titles: Letters home from Vietnam
Dear America.
Responsibility: Home Box Office presents a co-production of the Couturie Company and the Vietnam Veterans Ensemble Theatre Co. ; director, Bill Couturie ; producers, Bill Couturie & Thomas Bird ; screenplay by Richard Dewhurst & Bill Couturie.
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An authentic account of the Vietnam War from the actual letters of the men and women who served there. The harsh realities of life and death, friendships made and lost - these letters home tell it all, with newsreel and home-movie footage shot by the servicemen themselves. These are the authentic voices of war, some who survived, many who never made it home.

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