Purple Hearts (1984)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I realized something three days ago. There’s no safe place to hide here. Not in this whole stinkin’ country. They can shoot you right out of the sky. They can drop a mortar right here… tonight. So what’s the difference?” – Don

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A doctor and a nurse fall in love during their service in Vietnam which makes things even more difficult to cultivate such a relationship on a deeper level.

Bottom Line – Interesting idea that doesn’t work well enough. Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd don’t have good enough chemistry for us to really believe that their relationship is anything more than a superficial one The way that they present the way of life for medical workers comes across quite realistically because we get to see the various dangers and complications that can arise along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s title, “Purple Hearts”, refers to one of the highest military decorations that can be awarded to a soldier of the US military, “Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces”. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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