- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: #78
- Cast the Expert: The opening scene where the vets in the hospital are talking was totally unscripted. They were real Vietnam vets discussing their own views about the war. Jon Voight was supposed to have added to the dialog, but out of respect stayed silent and listened.
- Dueling Movies: Came out the same year as The Deer Hunter, another film dealing with the after-effects of The Vietnam War.
- Playing Against Type: Bruce Dern isn't playing a villain or a psycho for once.
- What Could Have Been:
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