The Man Who Came to Play

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Drama/Gainful, USA/UK, 1978, 182 min.

AKAs The Man Who Came to Play

Tagline Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture 1978

Synopsis Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela and their wedding-party is also the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.

Directed by Michael Cimino  

Starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, more...

Movie awards
1978, Oscar, nejlepší mužský herecký výkon ve vedlejší roli, Christopher Walken
1978, Oscar, Best Achievement in Directing, Michael Cimino
1978, Oscar, Best picture

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