Friday, July 29, 2005

"For The Boys" (1992)

Bette Midler and James Caan star as USO performers that laugh, fight, and entertain throughout three major wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam).

In the scene in Korea, while on the road, they stop to help victims of a military attack. Midler and Caan ride with a mortally wounded Marine to a military hospital. As the marine, played by Thom Adcox-Hernandez is bleeding and moaning in pain, he and Eddie Sparks (played by James Caan) have the following brief exchange:


So where ya from, kid?


(winces in pain) Wilkes-Barre.


I played Wilkes-Barre.

I remember seeing this movie at a theatre in Wilkes-Barre when it was first released in 1992, and the entire audience collectively gasped at the above dialogue.

For the Boys is available on both DVD and VHS from the Lackawanna County Library System. To make a reservation for the DVD, click here; click here if you'd rather borrow the movie in VHS.

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