Purple Hearts

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"Dr. Don Jardian. Age: 29. Surgeon. Drafted. Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared him for the danger, the fear, the violence ... or the woman."
  • R
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 5.7  (984)

Purple Hearts is a 1984 film that tells the story of two people who fall in love during the Vietnam War. The movie is a romantic drama that centers around the relationship between a Navy surgeon and a journalist who is covering the war. The film's protagonist, Don Jardian, is a skilled Navy surgeon who has been sent to Vietnam to operate on wounded soldiers. He is known for his medical expertise and dedication to saving lives. While in Vietnam, he meets the beautiful and courageous journalist, Deborah Solomon, who is covering the war for a major newspaper.

Deborah is not your typical journalist, as she is in Vietnam to experience the war firsthand and to get as close to the front lines as possible. She is determined to uncover the truth about the war and to tell the stories of the soldiers and civilians caught in the middle of the conflict.

Don and Deborah's paths cross when she is injured while on assignment in a war zone. Don is assigned to operate on her and save her life, and it is during this time that the two begin to develop feelings for each other. Despite the dangers of the war, the two find solace in each other's company and begin a passionate love affair.

Their relationship is not without its challenges, however. Deborah's dedication to her job often puts her in harm's way, and Don's commitment to his patients means that he must constantly put his own life on the line to save others. As the war rages on around them, their love is put to the test.

In addition to the love story between Don and Deborah, the film also explores the broader impact of the war on the soldiers and civilians caught in the middle. The movie shows the devastating effects of war on both the physical and mental health of those involved, and is a powerful commentary on the futility of war and the toll it takes on all those it touches.

Ken Wahl delivers a strong performance as Don Jardian, conveying both the character's medical expertise and his deep compassion for his patients. Cheryl Ladd is equally impressive as Deborah Solomon, bringing a fierce determination and a sense of bravery to her role as the intrepid journalist.

Overall, Purple Hearts is a moving and powerful film that explores the human cost of war and the enduring power of love. Through the tragic story of Don and Deborah, audiences are reminded of the sacrifices made by those who fight in wars, and the importance of coming together to heal the wounds of conflict.

Purple Hearts is a 1984 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (984)