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Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971)

R | | Drama | 15 July 1972 (Japan)
A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion.

Director:

Richard Compton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Danny
Paul Koslo ... Shooter
Alan Vint ... Kid
Elliott Street Elliott Street ... Fatback
Jennifer Billingsley ... Broad
Billy Green Bush ... Sheriff
Geoffrey Lewis ... Francis Rapture - Motel Owner
Francine York ... Lydia
Timothy Scott ... Mike
Lonny Chapman ... Danny's Father
Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael ... Danny's Mother
Cherie Foster Cherie Foster ... Gloria
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Used Car Salesman
Ted Markland ... Hick #1
Joel Lawrence Joel Lawrence ... Trooper
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A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion.

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Danny, Shooter, Fatback, and the Kid are carrying a deadly disease. War. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Days Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Danny: "What are my chances"
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welcome home...
30 August 2009 | by raegan_butcherSee all my reviews

A bus dumps our returning veterans back into the United States while country & western plays. Joe Don Baker channels Elvis Presley with his puffy-eyed, thick-lipped pouting, while their homecoming falls apart around them. A Cadillac is procured. A road trip out west is on the itinerary, where dreams await. At every stop along the way, something happens to dampen the enthusiasm of the returning heroes. Locals cheat them at every turn and grumble about the war. "Back when we fought a war, we didn't come home til the war was over!" growls a gang of grumpy Korean War Vets while Joe Don Baker does the slow burn.Things come to a head during a stop in New Mexico when our boys take all the crap they can swallow and explode in a killing frenzy.Rambo and Rolling Thunder were soon to follow...


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