Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts

Director: Sidney J. Furie Cast: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee

DVD (Wide Screen)

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This tale of doomed romance set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War was the last in a string of box office disappointments from director Sidney J. Furie before he struck gold again with Iron Eagle (1986). Ken Wahl stars as Dr. Don Jardian, a Navy medical officer assigned to duty in Vietnam. Jardian is no flag-waving patriot, however; the reluctant warrior is just biding his time until he can return stateside and start a lucrative private practice. Then he meets and falls in love with Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd), a devoted nurse who at first keeps the handsome doctor at bay, disgusted by the avariciousness that led him to choose what Deborah considers a noble profession. Eventually, however, Deborah's selflessness inspires Don and their romance blooms despite their bloody surroundings, leading to a dangerous mission that could separate them forever.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127155
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 8,330

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ken Wahl Don Jardian
Cheryl Ladd Deborah Solomon
Stephen Lee Wizard
David Harris Hanes
Cyril O'Reilly Zuma
Lane Smith Comdr. Markel
R. Lee Ermey Gunny
Annie McEnroe Hallaway
Paul McCrane Brenner
Drew Snyder Larimore
James Whitmore Bwana
Paul Anderson Marine Captain
Rick Natkin Hospital MP
Ted Thomas R&R Sergeant
Paul Williams MP-Jeep
Hugh Gillam Dr. Weymuth
Kevin Elders CIA Driver
Helen McNeely Chief of Nursing
John Smith Dr. Altman
Claude Wilson CIA Man
Richard Bean Recon Sergeant
Hillary Bailey Smith Jill

Technical Credits
Sidney J. Furie Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Danilo Dominguez Special Effects
Robert Folk Score Composer
George Grenville Editor
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Rick Natkin Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Ramon Nicdao Set Decoration/Design
Ron Nyswaner Screenwriter

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Purple Hearts 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent movie. The sex and violence aside, the movie portays a couple of folks trying to find their way or thier place and of course in this case it is war and the course that it takes with these two lives. The ending is worth it all and the line of ''wanting to make a difference' is very encouraging. The music as haunting as it is fits perfectly with the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the movie. I don't like war movies, but this was set so well with a plot that it all tied in. The romance between the role of Ken Wahl & Cheryl Ladd is intaking. I thought the movie was awesome. It is a older movie I did see it years ago, & remember the movie very well. So to have the memory clear in my mind & to recall what the movie was about - I think that says it all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes they don't mix, but almost always on celluloid. Don't know if this was to be the Vietnam war chick flick, but it plays well to the male sect. The always great R. Lee Ermey, playing (what else?) a USMC gunnery sergeant, is on hand as well as the standard Viet war ensemble that Sidney J. Furie had in THE BOYS IN COMPANY C including James Whitmore, Jr. as a wicked CIA operative. The films best work is handed in by Stephen Lee as the wise guy Doc Wizzard. Good afternoon fare.