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A Bright Shining Lie

Item Number: 1179VI2762
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
Copyright Statement
1998 Home Box Office
Number of Media
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • Existence: 1998

General Note / OCR

Vietnam was a devastating War. From the Communist North to the U.S. supported South, it saw one nation brutally torn apart, and at the heart of it, one man. Lt. Colonel John Paul Vann (Bill Paxton) is one of the first U.S. senior military advisers sent to Vietnam. Vann is as complex as the war itself - a husband and father who takes lovers as casually as he takes control of every situation...except one. In Vietnam, Vann finds himself fighting a war he cannot win alongside a corrupt and demoralized South Vietnamese Army. But what leads a man to expose the truth and sacrifice his career? To fly from a loving home to a war-torn battlefield. To turn from a soldier of strategy to a general of ruthless bombing campaigns which can only destroy what they cannot defeat. A man - a time - a nation of change. What they share together and what tears them apart is A Bright Shining Lie.

Pub Credit Line
1179VI2762, Michael Cook Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Jan 2010 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]