The Green Berets (1968) Movie Summary
Screen legend John Wayne stars in this war drama about a cynical war correspondent whose paper doesn't believe the U.S. should be involved in Vietnam. When he gets sent on special assignment, he has the opportunity to see the Special Forces in action as he travels to the war zone accompanied by two green berets. With a powerful cast of familiar television faces, featuring David Janssen ("The Fugitive"), Jim Hutton ("The Adventures of Ellery Queen"), George Takei ("Star Trek") and Jack Soo ("Barney Miller"). Co-directed by the Duke himself, and featuring Barry Sadler's hit song, "Ballad of the Green Beret."
The Green Berets Film Synopsis
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
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Excellent movieThis is a "classic" John Wayne movie, and great entertainment. No computer fx here, just a Hollywood blockbuster, with no expense spared (for the time at least). It shows a glimpse into the era that it was made in. They simply don't (or can't) make movies like that anymore. No one ever said it was the definitive and true Viet Nam movie, nor that it was politically correct (either for the 60's or for today). Ignore Killdozer's review, and watch it in the context of a 60's big budget Hollywood view of Viet Nam. You have to realize what a huge icon Wayne once was. He was larger than life. The story almost didn't matter. We really just don't have any "stars" today that even come close to Wayne status, because things are just so different nowadays. It was after all just a movie - and more of a cultural statement than a policital one in my opinion..Score: 5/5
Vietnam as a WWII movieThis comes off as John Wayne's skewed take on Vietnam. This is Vietnam as forcibly reinterpreted into a WWII movie formula, as if there is some well-defined, totally united and resolutely committed conflict between good and evil. There is no understanding that the "good guys" supported and then took over for a truly evil, racist, and oppressive French regime, or how Ho Chi Minh spent decades trying to bring the U.S. in on his side in order to eject the French and create a democratic country before giving up and finding his solution by allying with the other guys. None of that is found here. Instead, it is just the thirty-year-old formula being applied to a situation in which both sides are both good and bad while trying to make it a movie about massive good against massive evil. It is very out of touch. This said - and if you can pretend that this is just entertainment - it works as a movie..Score: 2/5
Helped me get an AI watched movie thinking oh it”s going to stink but I loved it. John Wayne really did do an amazing job. This movie helped me get an A in my 7th grade history class. THANK MR WAYNE.Score: 5/5
What kind of idiot gave this movie a "G" rating?I have no idea how this movie ever got a "G" rating. It shows literally hundreds of very gory deaths including people being impaled on spikes (not just one of these, but several people being impaled) and several events of stabbing people to death. There is also a scene where a female character seduces one of the Viet Cong generals. I understand about realism in war and all that, but for goodness sake at least rate the movie appropriately so that a viewer knows what they are getting into. Absolutely ridiculous..Score: 1/5
Spot the journalistI can tell the reviewer who claims to be a journalist is exactly as he says. He can't wait to "educate" you on how evil America is and is bitter because he can't understand why nobody reads his liberalized material anymore. Doom and gloom don't pay as well as it once did. The media has desensitized this country to the point that they have made themselves irrelevant. Watch this movie for what it is; a great movie. Don't believe me? Look at how much it torqued the reporter..Score: 5/5
Edited by Itunes.Itunes edits again. Buy the Blue Ray if you this movie Itunes makes edits which I hate. Aspirin instead of acid. At least tell us if you are making edits. Hate when Itunes tries to play family values in a war movie. The one star is for itunes..Score: 1/5
Our national chicken hawk !The great American worrier who never fought a day in his life. He was to worried about his career to fight in a real war. A real phony like all the other chicken hawks!.Score: 1/5
First Viet Nam movie made is unashamedly pro soldiers!This was Hollywood's first Viet Nam war movie, made while the war was still under way. John Wayne unashamedly supported the soldiers and made a strong argument for why we were there. I vaguely remembered this film from my youth and didn't expect to be moved the way I was. Strong performances from Wayne, Jim Hutton, David Jansen and others are supplemented by some pretty realistic war action for the time (1968). I would reccomend this film for anyone. Our Viet Nam vets often got villainized by Hollywood and the American public. This film does them proud. And if you like the Duke...you'll love this movie..Score: 5/5
Good movie but violentThis movie is really good, it is about a team of green berets in Vietnam as they fight and do daring missions. Although some of Charlie's ( north veitnamies) booby traps are rather frighting when someone is caught in it other then that awesome movie worth buying..Score: 5/5
To the "journalists and reporters"I loved this film. I grew up on John Wayne movies. Movies are for enjoyment for the most part - take it as that. As far as the "journalists" well the last thing I believe are journalists. THEY are the propaganda generators only telling the point of view they want their readers and viewers to see. Funny how the good things don't make it to their stories....Score: 5/5
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The DukeAnother great movie at a good price. Well acted by several actors. Not so good at the box office, but after words it became a classic!.Score: 5/5
The green Berets/ Les Bérets vertUn trés bon film. John Wayne à son mellieur!.Score: 5/5
One of John WayneThis is a really great movie. It will always be good. Easily worht $9.99..Score: 5/5
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