1969 (1988)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Anti-War Film, Coming-of-Age, Period Film  |   Release Date - Nov 18, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Ernest Thompson, the playwright responsible for the Pulitzer Prize winning On Golden Pond, makes his directorial debut with 1969. Kiefer Sutherland plays a draft-age youth who undergoes an epiphany when one of his friends is killed in Vietnam. Sutherland's subsequent antiwar stance causes a great deal of tension within his own family, though his mother, Mariette Hartley, tries her best to understand.



home-front, death, anti-war, Vietnam, war, military-draft, protester


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