Aug 14, 2005

The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

This low-key, character driven TV-movie features Lee Majors as a Vietnam vet returning to his hometown in Texas to find that everything has changed. While this plot line may not sound original by any means (as it has been re-used for two decades since), who is to say that this film didn't invent it? Joey Heatherton plays his ex-girlfriend, and there's even a supporting role for Marvin Gaye as Lee's war buddy! Less concerned with Vietnam politics, this movie is also a precursor to a lot of theatrical films of the 1970's with a similar feel of wandering and "What now?"

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