Friendly Fire

78
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 147 min
The true story of Peg (Carol Burnett, The Four Seasons) and Gene Mullen (Ned Beatty, Deliverance) who pursue the truth over their son's death in Vietnam. After their son is killed in Vietnam the couple's on-going enquiries eventually establish he was... read more
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The true story of Peg (Carol Burnett, The Four Seasons) and Gene Mullen (Ned Beatty, Deliverance) who pursue the truth over their son's death in Vietnam. After their son is killed in Vietnam the couple's on-going enquiries eventually establish he was killed by artillery fire from friendly forces. This beautifully orchestrated, harrowing story, assembled with uncommon sensitivity, is one of the most dramatic works ever made about the Vietnam War. Directed by David Greene (Hard Country) and based on the novel by C.D.B. Bryan (So Much Unfairness of Things) The wonderful cast includes Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields), Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman). Winner of 4 Emmy Awards including Best Director and nominated for 3 more including Best Actor and Best Actress. 1980 Peabody Award Winner and DGA nominee foe Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials or Movies Made for TV.

Original Release

04/22/1979

US Release

04/22/1979

Cast

Carol Burnett Peg Mullen
Ned Beatty Gene Mullen
Sam Waterston C.D.B. Bryan
Timothy Hutton John Mullen
Sierra Pecheur Mrs. Hamilton
Dennis Erdman Michael E. Mullen
Fanny Spiess Mary Mullen
Sherry Hursey Patricia Mullen
Michael Flanagan Father Shimon
Hilly Hicks Willis Huddleston
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Greene

Writers

Fay Kanin, C.D.B. Bryan

Cast

Carol Burnett Peg Mullen
Ned Beatty Gene Mullen
Sam Waterston C.D.B. Bryan
Timothy Hutton John Mullen
Sierra Pecheur Mrs. Hamilton
Dennis Erdman Michael E. Mullen
Fanny Spiess Mary Mullen
Sherry Hursey Patricia Mullen
Michael Flanagan Father Shimon
Hilly Hicks Willis Huddleston
William Jordan Col. Byron Schindler
Vernon Weddle Col. Georgi
Jack Rader Sgt. Fitzgerald
Robert Wahler Alan Hulting
David Keith Leroy Hamilton
Bernard Behrens Dietrich
Ford Rainey Mr. Hamilton
Phillip R. Allen Ralph Jenner
Mark L. Taylor Capt. Bannock
Jenny Sullivan Mrs. Bryan

Producers

Martin Starger Executive Producer
Philip Barry Jr. Producer
Fay Kanin Producer

Editors

Michael Economou

1980Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1979EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing Won
1979EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1979EmmyOutstanding Drama or Comedy Special Won
1979EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1979EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1979EmmyOutstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special Won
1979EmmyOutstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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