Hail, Hero! (1969)

Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the law as a Vietnam protestor. It is our hero's intention to use love, rather than bullets, to combat the Viet Cong. Needless to say, his idealism is no match for the harsher realities of war, but this doesn't stop him from endlessly spouting the sort of agit-prop rhetoric so beloved of filmmakers of the era. In addition to Michael Douglas, co-star Peter Strauss likewise makes his first film appearance in Hail, Hero! Dated in the extreme, the film is saved by the musical score by Gordon Lightfoot.

Directing:
  • David Miller

Writing:
  • David Manber
  • John Weston

Stars:
Release Date: 1969-10-04
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 100

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Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kenned...
Albert Dixon
Michael Douglas
Michael Dougl...
Carl Dixon
Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
Santha Dixon
Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss
Frank Dixon
Louise Latham
Louise Latham
Miss Mirabel
Deborah Winters
Deborah Winte...
Becky
John Larch
John Larch
Mr. Conklin
Charles Drake
Charles Drake
Senator Murchiston
Virginia Christine
Virginia Chri...
Eleanor Murchiston
John Qualen
John Qualen
Billy Hurd
Carmen Zapata
Carmen Zapata
Juana
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