The Green Berets

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Released 1968

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Director:
John Wayne , Ray Kellogg
Released:
1968
Rating:
G
The Green Berets is a 1968 war film directed by Ray Kellogg and John Wayne. The film tells the story of George Beckworth (David Janssen), a journalist whose newspaper opposes the war in Vietnam. When Beckworth meets Colonel Mike Kirby (John Wayne) at a press briefing at Fort Brag, he expresses disbelief at Kirby's contention that the communists are behind the North Vietnamese. When Kirby asks Beckworth if he has ever been to Southeast asia, Kellogg says no. Kirby dismisses him with a derisive comment. Recognizing his ignorance, Kellogg decides to go to Vietnam and see for himself. He joins Kirby, who leads a base camp of Green Berets providing humanitarian aid to a remote village and a special forces squad conducting dangerous operations against the Viet Cong. Beckworth slowly begins to change his view of the war. Meanwhile, Sargeant Petersen (Jim Hutton), one of Kirby's men, befriends Ham Chuk (Craig Jue), a local boy orphaned by the war. As the film reaches its concluson, Beckworth watches Ham Chuk anxiously await the return of Petersen who is expected back after a dangerous covert mission.moreless
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