Combat Shock (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This violent film follows the miserable life of a miserable Vietnam vet as it goes from awful, to disgusting, to almost ludicrous (the life and the film). First the vet helps slaughter the inhabitants of a village during the war and then he is captured and tortured for two years. After that scenario, he winds up in a low-life neighborhood in New York owing drug money, saddled with a chunky, nagging, ugly wife and a little baby who inherited his mother's genes. One gory scene follows another until the climax which is meant to be the shocker that caps it all.

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disillusionment, Agent-Orange, battle-fatigue, birth-defects, depression, drug-dealer, homecoming, imprisonment, low-life, massacre, nightmare, POW (Prisoner of War), prostitute/prostitution, rampage, revenge, torture, veteran [military], weapons, wife