- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: New Horizons
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
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The debut feature film from actor-turned-director Carl Franklin (DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, ONE TRUE THING) is an exploitation war picture that features an engaging performance from Todd Field (RUBY IN PARADISE, EYES WIDE SHUT). Field stars as Private Anthony Glenn, an innocent young serviceman who finds himself in the war zone of Vietnam. When several members of his platoon are stranded and subsequently murdered by the Viet Cong, Glen is left to fend for himself in the jungle. Lost and alone, he stumbles across the beautiful Mei (Shirley Tesoro), the only survivor from her torched village. After being rescued by American forces, Mei is taken away from Glen, treated as a prisoner-of-war. The next time he sees her, she has become a battered, heroin-addicted prostitute. Upon learning of the cause of her downfall, Glen embarks on his own individual war. Field's naturalistic performance lends credibility to Franklin's first feature film.
The only survivor of a doomed platoon falls in love with a Vietnamese woman and struggles to escape the clutches of a drug-running U.S. Major in this gripping war film that is fomer actor Carl Franklin's (ONE FALSE MOVE) directorial debut. The picture displays fine acting from Todd Field in the lead role.
- Cirio H. Santiago directed EYE OF THE EAGLE (1987) and EYE OF THE EAGLE 3 (1991), a series of Vietnam War-themed films with different, extreme circumstances.
- Carl Franklin stars in EYE OF THE EAGLE 3, produced by Roger Corman, based on a true story of a platoon leader struggling to cope with the shifting sands of morality and ethics in war-torn Vietnam.