SS or Single-sided one sheet movie poster
that has printing on the front side only.
This movie art item is an authentic original piece - the same item
that is used in actual movie theaters. Original movie art items are valued by
collectors worldwide and can increase in value over time.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John
Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, John C. Reilly, Don Harvey, Dale Dye, Jack Gwaltney,
Thuy Thy Le; Directed by: Brian De Palma
Casualties of War was based on a New Yorker article by Daniel
Lang. This, in turn, was inspired by a true incident which illustrated the
dehumanizing aspects of the Vietnam experience. Michael J. Fox plays Eriksson, a
member of an American squadron stationed in the deepest jungles of Southeast
Asia. Sean Penn co-stars as Meserve, the squadron sergeant, who vows revenge
after his best friend is killed. He orders his men to invade a village and
"requisition" a young Vietnamese girl (Thuy Thu Lee), who is repeatedly tied,
gagged and gang-raped. The horrified Eriksson refuses to participate in these
atrocities, and he does his best to console the girl and to attempt to free her.
Before this can happen, however, Meserve orders another man to kill the girl.
Once he returns to camp, Eriksson attempts to file a report on the tragedy and
to bring Meserve and the others to justice, but he is stonewalled by the brass
and threatened with death by his fellow soldiers. Eventually Meserve and his
co-conspirators are jailed for their crimes, but Eriksson can never forget his
"compliance" in the incident by failing to save the girl. The script is by
well-known playwright David Rabe.