Vietnam, Texas (1990)

Genres - Crime  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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From a script by Tom Badal and C. Courtney Joyner comes this film about a man whose wartime experiences continue to affect his life back in the U.S. Robert Ginty, a veteran low-budget actor who specializes in portraying drifters and loners, directs himself as Thomas McCain, an American GI who returns home and tries to wipe out the past by becoming a priest. McCain is haunted by his acts in Vietnam, where he had a baby with a Vietnamese lover but abandoned both of them. When he learns that his daughter has come to the U.S. with her mother, McCain goes to Houston to reconcile his newfound morality with his past and to try to get his daughter back from the notorious drug dealer whom the mother of his child has married.

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organized-crime, abandonment, daughter, drug-lord, gangster, illegitimacy, one-against-odds, pregnancy, priest, revenge, soldier