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The Forgotten (1989)





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The Forgotten deserves at least a small niche in TV history as the first-ever TV movie made especially for the USA cable network. Based on a story by Vietnam veteran Paul Staples, the film concerns six American Green Berets, held for 17 years in a Vietnamese POW camp. They are finally released in secret, during a delicate trade-talk session between Vietnam and the United States. Keith Carradine, the ex-prisoners' CO, begins to suspect that government-man Stacy Keach, who is in charge of the debriefing, may be pursuing a hidden agenda that will result in the early deaths of Carradine and the five men under his command. Stacy's brother James Keach directed Forgotten and also co-wrote the script with another of his stars, Steve Railsback. First aired April 26, 1989, The Forgotten set the "viewer discretion" standard for all future USA TV movies with its grim flashback sequences depicting the torture methods of the NVA.


Keith Carradine
as Capt. Tom Watkins
Stacy Keach
as Adam Roth
Steve Railsback
as Lt. Jesse Brady
Pepe Serna
as Sgt. Pepe Gutierrez
Don Keith Opper
as Sgt. Peter Lowell
Richard Lawson
as Sgt. Frank "Doc" McDermott
Michael Champion
as Sgt. Elmer J. Miller
Tzi Ma
as Premier
Bruce Boa
as Pearse
Mimi Maynard
as Claudia Feldhaus
Sandra Will
as Major White
Kai Wulff
as Feldhaus
Erin Donovan
as Reporter #1
Harrison Simon
as Reporter #2
Matko Raguz
as Reporter #3
Jeff Harding
as Officer #1
Matt Zimmerman
as Military Attache
Ian Tyler
as Liaison Officer
Petar Buntic
as Bodyguard
Sreten Mokrovic
as Policeman
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