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To Heal a Nation (1988)

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TV Movie | 105 min | Drama

The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself, and a personal goal when he agrees to begin a ...See moreThe true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself, and a personal goal when he agrees to begin a determined campaign to raise funds for a veteran's memorial. Written by Jonathan Broxton See less
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Jan Scruggs (book) | Joel Swerdlow (book) | Lionel Chetwynd (written for television)
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May 29, 1988 (United States)

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Eric Roberts
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Alley Mills
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Conrad Bachmann
H. Ross Perot H. Ross Perot   See fewer
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Ron Ray
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Alan Toy
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7.3 / 10 | 99 votes