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A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie

In war as in life, the difference between truth and deception is what a man allows himself to believe.May. 30, 1998118 Min.
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Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.

Original title A Bright Shining Lie
IMDb Rating 6.4
TMDb Rating 5.5 23 votes


Terry George


Bill Paxton isJohn Paul Vann
John Paul Vann
Amy Madigan isMary Jane Vann
Mary Jane Vann
Donal Logue isSteven Burnett
Steven Burnett
Robert John Burke isFrank Drummond
Frank Drummond
Ed Lauter isGeneral Weyand
General Weyand
Kurtwood Smith isGeneral Westmoreland
General Westmoreland
Eric Bogosian isDoug Elders
Doug Elders
James Rebhorn isAmbassador
Les Mau isColonel Dinh
Colonel Dinh

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