Casualties of War

12/07/1993
  |  Buy to Own: 12/07/1993
  |  Watch Now: 08/08/1989
  |  108 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Based on a real incident, this Vietnam war drama tells the story of one soldier's quest for truth and justice amidst the violence and moral incertitude of war. On patrol with the hard-nosed Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn), US infantryman Private Eriksson (Michael J. Fox) refuses to join in when Meserve and the other soldiers kidnap, rape and murder a Vietnamese girl (Thuy Thu Le). Eriksson's stance then puts him in a dangerous position when the patrol returns to base, as the other soldiers get increasingly worried that he might report them.