|Robert De Niro||Michael Vronsky|
|John Cazale||Stanley 'Stosh'|
|Shirley Stoler||Steven's Mother|
In 1968, Michael, Nick and Steven, lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip. In Vietnam, their dreams of military honor are quickly shattered by the inhumanities of war; even those who survive are haunted by the experience, as is Nick's hometown sweetheart, Linda .