Fly Away Home


2h 1981

Brief Synopsis

Oscar-winning screenwriter and TV veteran, Stirling Silliphant, wrote and produced this ambitious pilot to a prospective series revolving around a combat cameraman in Vietnam. The film, one of TV's first to deal with Vietnam as a war zone, places Bruce Boxleitner in Saigon on assignment at the start

Film Details

Release Date
1981
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Oscar-winning screenwriter and TV veteran, Stirling Silliphant, wrote and produced this ambitious pilot to a prospective series revolving around a combat cameraman in Vietnam. The film, one of TV's first to deal with Vietnam as a war zone, places Bruce Boxleitner in Saigon on assignment at the start of the 1968 Tet offensive, with Brian Dennehy playing his cynical boss, the local bureau chief. Tiana Alexandra (Mrs. Silliphant, who also was in his miniseries "Pearl") plays the cameraman's love interest, a Vietnamese doctor whose brother happens to be a leader in the Viet Cong and whose influential parents (Kieu Chinh and Keye Luke) are involved in high-level corruption.

Film Details

Release Date
1981
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States September 18, 1981