Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day : Joseph Sargent's "The Wall"

In honor of US Memorial Day, Sneak Peek closing footage from director Joseph Sargent's 1998 TV movie "The Wall" and the segment titled "The Badge":

"...there are 58,183 names on the 'Vietnam Veterans Memorial'. The lives they touched tell their stories. This is the story of 3 brave men who never made it home, told in three short, unique segments.

"In 'The Pencil Holder', Edward James Olmos plays a tough 'Colonel' struggling to raise his young son on an American military base surrounded by the brutality of battle. 

"In 'The Player', starring Frank Whaley & Michael DeLorenzo, a selfless squad leader must confront a hustler who's getting rich off the spoils of war.

"In 'The Badge', a grandmother (Ruby Dee) reveals her pain...

" she sends her beloved grandson overseas." 

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Wall"...