A Bright Shining Lie 1998

Synopsis:

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.

Directed by: Terry George
Written by: Terry George
Release date: 1998-01-01
Runtime: 118 minutes
Tagline: In war as in life, the difference between truth and deception is what a man allows himself to believe.
Cast:
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
Colonel John Paul Vann 
Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan
Mary Jane Vann 
Donal Logue
Donal Logue
Steven Burnett 
Robert John Burke
Robert John Burke
Frank Drummond 
Vivian Wu
Vivian Wu
Lee 
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
General Weyand