Monday, November 28, 2016

The Forgotten Man (1971)

Directed by Walter Grauman
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

Marine Dennis Weaver escapes from a POW camp in Vietnam.  Back home in California, he learns he was declared dead five years earlier and his wife has married another man. He tries to make the best of the situation, but his flashbacks cause him to become unpredictable and violent. He kidnaps his young daughter without realizing he may harm her. It's up to an old Marine pal to talk him out of a tough showdown with the police. Weaver gives an intense performance, as usual, if even the screenplay occasionally gives in to melodramatics.

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