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Friendly Fire

1979 2h 26m Drama List
Reviews 69% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Based on true events, this drama chronicles the attempts of Gene (Ned Beatty) and Peg Mullen (Carol Burnett), an Iowa couple whose son Michael (Dennis Erdman) has been killed by American "friendly fire" in Vietnam, to hunt down the details of his death. When the U.S. government evades their direct questions, the Mullens spend years searching for the facts, and, as they gradually piece together events, they grow increasingly embittered toward the war that robbed them of their boy. Read More Read Less
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Audience Member Carol Burnett in a dramatic roll is wonderful. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Carol Burnett gives a brilliant performance in this affecting story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Before this film, people probably thought Carol Burnett was just a Comedy Genius, we were wrong!!! I was very moved!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Based on true events, this drama chronicles the attempts of Gene (Ned Beatty) and Peg Mullen (Carol Burnett), an Iowa couple whose son Michael (Dennis Erdman) has been killed by American "friendly fire" in Vietnam, to hunt down the details of his death. When the U.S. government evades their direct questions, the Mullens spend years searching for the facts, and, as they gradually piece together events, they grow increasingly embittered toward the war that robbed them of their boy.
Director
David Greene
Producer
Philip Barry Jr.
Screenwriter
Fay Kanin
Production Co
Marble Arch Productions, Martin Starger Productions
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 16, 2018
Runtime
2h 26m
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