The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure

DVD - 2020
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The true story of William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force medic who saved more than sixty men in one of the bleakest battles of the Vietnam War. Presented the chance to escape on the last helicopter, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend his comrade in arms. Twenty years later, Pitsenbarger's fellow soldiers and father seek the help of investigator Scott Huffman and other surviving veterans to finally secure him The Congressional Medal of Honor he deserved.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Roadside Attractions, [2020]
Edition: DVD
Branch Call Number: DRAMA 791.4365 LAST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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bookfilmsource
Jun 01, 2021

Story about a Medal of Honor recipient, I was happy to have this film to watch on Memorial Day.

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BASLM
May 17, 2021

Oh my, powerful story of heroism and the clutter in Washington D.C. that prevents that heroism from being known and honored. Such a rare person to jump into enemy fire to save a brother. In sharp relief to those who fought our battles for freedom, our present petty offenses make my stomach turn.

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psauer40
Mar 24, 2021

So sorry PDHurt still lives in the 1960s - such a waste. The war stories of these men's heroics is nothing for which you should be envious. I am sure you can do a documentary on how you cowardly went to Canada and refused to serve when your country called. Please stay in Canada.

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whiteturtles
Mar 08, 2021

This is an amazing account of the worst experience in Vietnam! But so heartwarming to see that 1 person can make a huge contribution towards change!! How so many individuals serve with everything they have, even their lives!! Fantastic ending to a hard effort story.

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PDBurt
Jan 22, 2021

For all you warmongers out there who idolize warfare this will be a grand old time reliving the Vietnam War over and over again. This was the last film with Peter Fonda, and may well be the last military movie of many great old actors, which I myself like better in other roles. I watched this because it is about Vietnam, a topic close to my heart. There is mostly a bunch of talking in this film, with young men listening to the grandiose and heart breaking tales of older soldiers. Not much action except for reruns in a setting that may or may not be Vietnam. As for the actual war: Don't forget all those people in Vietnam, both in the north and the south who died by the hundreds of thousands all so the United States could fight communism, not to mention the tens of thousands of young North American men and teenagers, many just out of Highschool. The U.S. had no business in that civil war on the other side of the world. It was such a gigantic farce: in that the war could have been won many times over, and been done with, but it was all mismanaged. If you think the leaders of war will do better now and learn from the past you're dreaming. History repeats itself and anytime Movies, like this one, dramatizing the camaraderie and heroism of soldiers it's just one big advertisement for more warmongering. All the hype about how valiant this man Pitsenbarger was, will be sure to be the cause of many young men enlisting so they can be the heroic and valiant men and have vibrant memories and feel their lives are worth something other than being consumers in a sick world; in a world already severely damaged by warfare. Let me tell you, there are alternatives to war. If diplomacy had been used in a timely manner after world war One there wouldn't have been world war Two. When does humanity grow up?!! Hopefully modern men and women are more progressive than to succumb to this insanity. Our war should be against pollution not other people. Now the media are making the Chinese the new evil red scare and vamping up patriotism amongst people in the United States, who are already so entrenched in a military state that the military almost owns the U.S. -Which provides wages to so many people involved in the production of war: from weapons, machines, ships, vehicles, clothing, buildings, massive food suppliers, medicine, doctors, nurses, medical equipment, glasses, helmets, counselors, training, teachers, code breakers, clothes, boots, goods- on and on and on and on; and pays for treatment of so many crippled and Post Traumatic Stressed soldiers damaged by warfare. I myself had a neighbor in California in 1966 named Jim who was brighter than bright, in university, spoke several languages, was super trim and athletic, had the most outgoing sense of humor, had a crush on my sister, actively showed his parents love and was kind to everyone. He was drafted. He came back two years later and was insane, couldn't speak, drooled, was fat and unkempt and didn't know who anyone was or what to do- Barely recognizable, a ruined human being. SUCH a waste! Do you know Canada inherited over 50,000 war protesters in the late sixties and early seventies. This was good for us because we got people educated in the States, with skills, knowledge and artistic culture all because they would not live in the war controlled U. S. of A. But beware, we could easily be viewed by the U.S. government as a subsidiary of the States and could be pressured into becoming involved in their warish schemes. The U.S. would go under economically if it didn't have that huge Military, but it is also possible taxpayers could pay less if there wasn't the massive expenditure of WAR. As John Lennon and so many others sang: "Give PEACE a Chance!" I say stop idealizing war by making war movies.

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KathyO59
Jan 20, 2021

This was a wonderful movie of a real Vietnam hero. The script was ok but with the acting of Peter Fonda, Ed Harris, Samuel Jackson it made this movie. It brought back memories of a war that no one wanted and shouldn't have been. It was a war with very high casualties, many of whom were barely out of high school.

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StarGladiator
Jan 03, 2021

USAF pararescue --- the best!
Great movie about real events!

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byoneoka
Jan 02, 2021

Perhaps the most outstanding war movie ever!

Incredibly moving, without sentimentality or artifice.

A truly superb film about a tremendous act of courage and brotherhood.

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neilbjur
Dec 13, 2020

This movie is a tribute to the human spirit and the sacrifice that a person can and will make for others because they needed him. It also shows how a dedicated group of men for thirty years pursue the recognition and honor that the man who made the sacrifice deserved. That recognition was the Medal of Honor. It's a very good movie.

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Ephriam
Nov 25, 2020

A great drama. Worth a watch.

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