A Rumor of War

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A Rumor of War is a 1980 television miniseries, based on the 1977 autobiography by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War. It was one of the earliest serious US... read more

A Rumor of War is a 1980 television miniseries, based on the 1977 autobiography by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War. It was one of the earliest serious US works of television or film drama to be based on US combat experience in Southeast Asia.

Original Release

09/24/1980 on CBS

US Release

09/24/1980

Cast

Lane Smith Sgt. Willliam Holgren
Richard Bradford Gen. Merle Rupert
Stacy Keach Maj. Ball
John Herzfeld The Drill Instructor
Jeff Daniels Chaplain
Laurence Fishburne Lightbulb
Brian Dennehy Sgt. Ned Coleman
Keith Carradine Lt. Murph McCoy
Al Ruscio Uncle Al
John Diehl D.T.
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Wednesday, 24 September 1980
2 Episode #1.2 Thursday, 25 September 1980

Directors

Richard T. Heffron

Writers

John Sacret Young, Phil Caputo

Cast

Lane Smith Sgt. Willliam Holgren
Richard Bradford Gen. Merle Rupert
Stacy Keach Maj. Ball
John Herzfeld The Drill Instructor
Jeff Daniels Chaplain
Laurence Fishburne Lightbulb
Brian Dennehy Sgt. Ned Coleman
Keith Carradine Lt. Murph McCoy
Al Ruscio Uncle Al
John Diehl D.T.
Chris Mulkey Radio Man
Christopher Mitchum Capt. Peterson
Perry Lang Woodward
Michael O'Keefe Lt. Walter Cohen
Steve Forrest Col. Atherton
Alex Daniels Stasek
Brad Davis Lt. Philip 'Phil' Caputo
Dan Shor Manhole
Gail Youngs Carol
John Friedrich Cpl. Pascarella

Producers

Richard Berg Executive Producer
Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
David Manson Producer
Allan Marcil Producer

Editors

Michael Eliot, Thomas Fries, Scott C. Eyler

1981 Emmy Outstanding Film Sound Mixing Nominated
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