Baby Blue Marine

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"In 1943 courage was something you found. Love was something you won."
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.1  (676)

Baby Blue Marine is a heart-warming yet heartbreaking 1976 American drama film that stars Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, and Katherine Helmond. It was directed by John D. Hancock and written by Stanford Whitmore. The film is set during the Vietnam War and is a tale of a young man's journey of self-discovery that takes him to unexpected places.

The movie begins with John W. Baggs Jr. (Jan-Michael Vincent), a young man who is ready to join the Marines to do his part for his country, after his high school girlfriend Kathy (Glynnis O'Connor) urges him to enlist. As he prepares to leave, his family and friends come out to see him off at the bus station.

In boot camp, Baggs struggles to fit into the strict order of the Marines, and he is frequently reprimanded by his superior officers. However, he manages to make some friends, including Hefner (Richard Gere), a rebellious Marine who often lands in trouble.

One day, Baggs receives a letter from Kathy saying that she no longer loves him, causing his world to shatter. As he continues with his training, he is plagued by doubts about the war and the future of his country, but ultimately decides to finish his training and serve his country with pride.

Upon completing his training, Baggs and and his fellow Marines are sent to Vietnam. However, their mission goes awry, and Baggs becomes separated from his unit while trying to rescue a young Vietnamese girl from harm.

Alone and lost, Baggs wanders through the Vietnamese countryside, struggling to survive and avoid capture by the enemy. Along the way, he meets a kind old woman (Katherine Helmond) who shelters him and nurses him back to health.

The unlikely friendship between Baggs and the old woman forms the heart of the movie. Through her kindness, Baggs begins to see the Vietnamese people as individuals, rather than enemies to be destroyed. As he travels with the woman and her granddaughter, he learns about their culture, language, and the human cost of the war.

Finally, Baggs discovers the whereabouts of his fellow Marines and rejoins them. However, his experiences have changed him, and he can no longer see the world as he did before. Baggs returns home to his family, but his experiences in Vietnam have forever changed him.

Baby Blue Marine is a poignant and powerful movie that explores the complexities of the Vietnam War and its impact on the soldiers who fought it. It explores timely themes of war, love, loss, and acceptance, and is a must-watch for fans of coming-of-age stories and war movies. With beautifully crafted scenes, authentic performances and a heart-rending score, this movie truly stands out over time.

Baby Blue Marine is a 1976 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (676)