Explosion (1969)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Psychological Drama, War Adventure  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this timely melodrama, a young man encounters psychological problems when he tries to deal with his brother's death. Alan Evans (Gordon Thomson) seeks counseling when his brother Peter (Robin Ward) is killed in Vietnam. Their pompous and patriotic father (Cec Linder) talks the boy into fulfilling his military obligations that result in his ultimate demise. The troubled Alan goes to Vancouver to escape the fate of his brother. Dr. Neal (Richard Conte) is the dedicated psychiatrist who tries to help Alan deal with his feelings of helplessness and rage. Alan meets Richie Kovacs (Don Stroud), the expatriate draft dodger who carries a grudge against society and is not afraid to reveal his open hostilities, and the two take different paths in dealing with their problems.

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war, America, brother, car, couple, craziness, crime-spree, criminal, death, distress, disturbance, draft-dodger, hearing [sense], killing, police, protester, rampage, robbery, teenagers