Green Berets, The
They were crack troops skilled in the techniques of unconditional warfare, the soldiers of the Special -and the focus of Hollywood's first feature film about the Vietnam War. John Wayne headlines and co-directs this red-white-and-blue depiction of America's Vietnam effort, based on Robin Moore's novel. Wayne wrote to president Lyndon Johnson requesting military assistance - and got more than enough firepower to create an impressive spectacle. Its soldier fit the tried-and-true mold of earlier Wayne was classic like Back To Bataan and Sand Of Iwo Jima. Their heroics are timeless.