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Gardens of Stone

Item Number: 1179VI2772
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
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Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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  • Existence: 2002

General Note / OCR

'Gardens of Stone' refers to Arlington National Cemetery, its endless rows of tombstones marking the graves of America's fallen war heroes. This garden is tended by the 'Old Guard,' and elite Army unit led by decorated veterans no longer serving active duty. When brash young recruit Jackie Willow (D.B. Sweeney) is assigned to the unit, he becomes a surrogate son to Sgt. Clell Hazard (James Caan) and Sgt. Major 'Goody' Nelson (James Earl Jones). The older men must prepare the younger for the deadly environment of war. Meanwhile, Hazard beginas a love affair with an anti-war newspaper reporter (Angelica Huston) and Willow rekindles a romance with a former college sweetheart (Mary Stuart Masterson). Against a backdrop of protest, uncertaitny and violence, the war at home and the war abroad interscet with unforgettable consequences. Also featuring Dean Stockwell and Laurence Fishburne, 'in many ways 'Gardens of Stone' provides an even richer and more moving perspective on Vietnam than Platoon.' - Michael Medved, Sneak Previews

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1179VI2772, Michael Cook Collection, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Archive, Texas Tech University

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