Purple Hearts (1984)

Genres - Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, War Romance  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This tale of doomed romance set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War was the last in a string of box office disappointments from director Sidney J. Furie before he struck gold again with Iron Eagle (1986). Ken Wahl stars as Dr. Don Jardian, a Navy medical officer assigned to duty in Vietnam. Jardian is no flag-waving patriot, however; the reluctant warrior is just biding his time until he can return stateside and start a lucrative private practice. Then he meets and falls in love with Deborah Solomon (Cheryl Ladd), a devoted nurse who at first keeps the handsome doctor at bay, disgusted by the avariciousness that led him to choose what Deborah considers a noble profession. Eventually, however, Deborah's selflessness inspires Don and their romance blooms despite their bloody surroundings, leading to a dangerous mission that could separate them forever.

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war, danger, doctor/nurse, love, medic, mission [quest], romance