Streamers

Streamers is a highly stylized set of theatricals describing an existentialist hell among a small group of men in a military barracks.

With:
Matthew Modine Michael Wright Mitchell Lichtenstein David Allen Grier Albert Macklin Guy Bond

Streamers is a highly stylized set of theatricals describing an existentialist hell among a small group of men in a military barracks.

Apart from allowing the camera to occasionally peek through a curtain, writer David Rabe and director Robert Altman have their 1965 soldiers await orders to go to Vietnam and spending the waiting time either lying around on their bunks or returning drunk from saloon or whorehouse outings. They mostly taunt each other with tales of their own past history, but the taunts are socially, racially and sexually loaded, two of the soldiers being black, a third being an Ivy League homosexual and the fourth an intellectual ‘from the sticks’.

Things explode in blood-gushing violence and general sadness when the possibilities have been exhausted in this overlong, over-emphatic film.

Streamers

Production: United Artists Classics. Director Robert Altman; Producer Nick J. Mileti, Robert Altman; Screenplay David Rabe; Camera Pierre Mignot; Editor Norman Smith; Music Stephen Foster; Art Director Wolf Kroeger

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1983. Running time: 118 MIN.

With: Matthew Modine Michael Wright Mitchell Lichtenstein David Allen Grier Albert Macklin Guy Bond

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