The Green Berets

The Green Berets

John Wayne
Director: Ray Kellogg Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, David Janssen
David Janssen
, Jim Hutton
Jim Hutton
Ray Kellogg

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged / Special Packaging)

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The Green Berets is an exciting war film that was lambasted by critics who at the time of its release opposed the war in Vietnam. Wayne's role is similar to his part in The Longest Day (1963), but it was evident to the worldwide public that the same bravado that flew well in World War II crash-landed in 1968 in the wake of a very different war and political time. Wayne plays the hard-nosed rough-and-ready Colonel Mike Kirby who heads a courageous bunch of tough-as-nails Green Berets determined to capture an important enemy general. They are accompanied by a skeptical reporter who soon becomes a gung-ho red-white-and-blue patriot as the Colonel and the others lecture and show him why they must defeat the "commies." Interestingly, despite the massive anti-war sentiments of the times, the film grossed over $11 million at the box-office and is especially notable for the fine battle scenes. The film also features the hit song "Ballad of the Green Berets," sung by Sgt. Barry Sadler.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0085391158608
Original Release: 1968
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:54:00

Special Features

Vintage featurette The Moviemakers; John Wayne war movie trailer gallery; Languages: English, Français & Español; Subtitles: English & Español (Feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Col. Mike Kirby
David Janssen Beckworth
Jim Hutton Sgt. Peterson
Aldo Ray Sgt. Muldoon
Raymond St. Jacques Doc McGee
Bruce Cabot Col. Morgan
Jack Soo Col. Cai
Patrick Wayne Jamison
Luke Askew Sgt. Provo
Irene Tsu Lin
Chuck Bail Sgt. Lark
Richard S. "Cactus" Pryor Collier
William Shannon Sgt. White
Edward Faulkner Capt. MacDaniels
Mike Henry Sgt. Kowalski
Chuck Roberson Sgt. Griffin
Eddy Donno Sgt. Watson
William Olds Gen. Phan Son Ti
Jason Evers Capt. Coleman
George Takei Capt. Nim

Technical Credits
Ray Kellogg Director,Producer
John Wayne Director,Producer
Jerry Alpert Costumes/Costume Designer
James Lee Barrett Screenwriter
Sass Bedig Special Effects
David Grayson Makeup
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
Otho Lovering Editor
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Rudy Robbins Stunts
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Walter M. Simonds Production Designer
Michael Wayne Producer

Scene Index

Disc #2, Side A -- The Green Berets
1. Credits [1:57]
2. Fort Bragg [3:31]
3. Q&A [7:01]
4. The Scrounger [3:20]
5. Rise and Shine [1:18]
6. DaNang [5:31]
7. Dead Heroes [1:35]
8. Beckworth Arrives [4:58]
9. Strike Camp [6:19]
10. Rain, Capt. Nim. [6:18]
11. Night Harassment [3:46]
12. Chopper Warfare [5:43]
13. The Seabees [2:28]
14. A Spy [3:31]
15. The Chieftain [5:48]
16. Foot Patrol [2:30]
17. A Village in Ashes [7:33]
18. Tabasco [2:35]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Green Berets
1. Enemy Attack [1:57]
2. Bulldog's Down! [3:31]
3. Falling Back [7:01]
4. Air Strike [3:20]
5. The Battle at Dawn [1:18]
6. Puff Magic Dragon [5:31]
7. Camp Reclaimed [1:35]
8. Provo's Request [4:58]
9. Plan Bravo [6:19]
10. The Word is Alert [6:18]
11. Kowalski's Last [3:46]
12. Dividing the Squad [5:43]
13. Close on General [2:28]
14. Inside...and Out [3:31]
15. Blowing the Bridge [5:48]
16. Lite-Off [2:30]
17. He Takes the Point [7:33]
18. A Sad Return [2:35]

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