James Caan (Sgt. Clell Hazard)Anjelica Huston (Samantha Davis)James Earl Jones ('Goody' Nelson)D.B. Sweeney (Jackie Willow)Dean Stockwell (Homer Thomas)Mary Stuart Masterson (Rachel Feld)Dick Anthony Williams (Slasher Williams)Lonette McKee (Betty Rae)Sam Bottoms (Lt. Webber)Elias Koteas (Pete Deveber)Laurence Fishburne (Sgt. Flanagan)Casey Siemaszko (Wildman)Peter Masterson (Col. Feld)Carlin Glynn (Mrs. Feld)Erik Holland (Col. Godwin)Bill Graham (Don Brubaker)Terrence Currier (Editor)Terry Hinz (Navy Captain)
Francis Ford Coppola
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.