Casualties of War

TitleCasualties of War
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsDe Palma, Brian
Running Time113
Date Released08/18/1989
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Based primarily on an article of the same title written by Daniel Lang for The New Yorker in 1969, which was later published as a book, Casualties of War reveals the immorality and trauma of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). A platoon sergeant orders his men to kidnap a young girl and force her into sex slavery. Eriksson objects and helps the girl escape. The others murder her and harass him. His confession to an army chaplain leads to the conviction of the sergeant and three men for kidnapping, rape, and murder. 

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