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Powerful drama about two Vietnam vets, nicknamed Jacknife and High School, searching for the strength to face up to their horrific war experiences and the tragic battle they survived. Their friendship begins to splinter, however, when one becomes romantically involved with the other's sister, Martha.

Release date:

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Apr 2014 01:05
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
Joseph 'Jacknife' MegesseyRobert De Niro
David 'High School' FlanniganEd Harris
Martha FlanniganKathy Baker
JakeCharles Dutton
ShirleySloane Shelton
Depot MechanicIvar Brogger
DispatcherMichael Arkin
Bobby 'Red Sox' BuckmanTom Isbell
Helicopter GunnerKirk Taylor
TinyJordan Lund
Corridor StudentBruce Ramsay
His GirlfriendJessalyn Gilsig
WriterStephen Metcalfe
David Hugh Jones

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