POINT MAN is the first original narrative Vietnam War film in American cinematic history to shoot on location in VIETNAM. Several scenes (including flyover footage in the Huey helicopters) were shot in the Mekong Delta east of Ben Tre. The remainder of international production involved several weeks in CAMBODIA.
Set in Vietnam in April 1968 – three months after the tide-turning Tet Offensive and one month after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. – POINT MAN is the story of a U.S. Army fire team fractured by racial tensions, moral crises, and the crushing pressures of combat in a war nobody wants to fight.
Andre “Casper” Allen, a rough-edged ideologue, finds his radical politics put him at odds with the squad’s machine gunner, Silas Meeks. When their search-and-destroy mission in the Mekong Delta goes terribly wrong, both men find themselves pitted against each other and their recalcitrant platoon commander, Lieutenant Sutter.
Point men die like flies in the bush, and as loyalties dissolve every step forward comes with a price.
POINT MAN is the Vietnam War movie Hollywood won’t make: tactical strife, social turmoil, and an unwinnable war.
POINT MAN actor and Phnom Penh expat PAUL DE HAVILAND will be present at the premiere date and hold a Q&A.
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