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Vietnam War Story

An Old Ghost Walks the Earth (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | Drama, War

Matthews, a farm boy serving in Vietnam, feels sympathy for the occupants of a village where a blight has killed the rice crop. He hopes to use his own experience with scientific farming to help them grow a new crop. He also feels a ...See moreMatthews, a farm boy serving in Vietnam, feels sympathy for the occupants of a village where a blight has killed the rice crop. He hopes to use his own experience with scientific farming to help them grow a new crop. He also feels a kinship with the people of the village which he expresses by sharing food and playing with the children. But his fellow soldier Bookman believes that getting too close to the villagers only plays into the hands of the enemy Vietcong, and he encourages Matthews to be less empathetic and to watch out for himself and his fellow soldiers to the exclusion of the welfare of Vietnamese civilians. Both men learn hard lessons. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Director
Michael Toshiyuki Uno (as Michael Uno)
Writers
Jonathan Polanski (story) (as Jonathan Polansky) | Adam Rodman (teleplay)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 20, 1988

Release date
Jul 20, 1988 (United States)
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9 cast members
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Tim Guinee
Matthews Matthews   See fewer
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Wesley Snipes
Bookman Bookman   See fewer
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William Frankfather
Captain Counter Captain Counter   See fewer
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Joseph Hieu
Lee Vinh Lee Vinh   See fewer
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Andrew-Huy Nguyen
Trang (as Andrew Huy Nguyen) Trang (as Andrew Huy Nguyen)   See fewer
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Kieu Chinh
Ky's Mother Ky's Mother   See fewer
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Phang G. Huynh
Villager Villager   See fewer
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5.1 / 10 | 7 votes