Green Eyes (1977 film)
Green Eyes is a 1977 American television film directed by John Erman and written by Eugene Logan and David Seltzer. It is a "touching and moving story" about an Vietnam veteran Lloyd Dubeck (Paul Winfield) who went through a soul searching journey.
|Written by||Eugene Logan and David Seltzer|
|Directed by||John Erman|
|Theme music composer||Fred Karlin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Philip Capice|
Ben Cunningham (assistant producer)
Christopher Seitz (associate producer)
|Cinematography||Terry K. Meade|
|Editor(s)||John W. Wheeler|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Lorimar Productions|
|Original release||January 3, 1977|
Lloyd Dubeck (Paul Winfield), "a Vietnam veteran wounded both physically and psychologically. Released from a VA hospital, walking with a cane, he can’t find work and can’t seem to fit in. Dubeck finds a renewed sense of purpose by returning to Saigon to search for a Vietnamese woman he had loved and a child he fathered but never got to see. All he knows, thanks to a single letter from her, is that it’s a boy with green eyes".
During his journey, he met a boy named Trung (Lemi) who tricked him and stole all his money at their first encounter, but later accompanied him to find his ex lover Em Thug (Victoria Racimo). They also formed a friendship, which led to a bond they would never forget. Going through several orphanages in Saigon and seeing thousands of Vietnam street children, Dubeck changed his view and idea about the world and felt sympathetic towards the children, even though they were not his son. This experience also caused him to befriend a women named Margeret Sheen (Rita Tushingham) who worked for an orphanage.
Eventually, after he found that his son with Em Thug was dead, and Em Thug already moved on and had a baby with another American pilot, he decided to go back to the U.S. alone. At the last moment, he realized whom he really regarded as his son – Trung – and took Trung back to the US with him.
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