"What I believe to be Tom Cruise's best performance. A look into the life of a young soon to be High School graduate with dreams of becoming a U.S. Marine. His mind is young though. He finds himself in Vietnam, a different war from what he had perceived in his head. Upon his return home, he deals with his injuries and a politically split America. He soon finds himself on the other side of the war, being called a traitor with war injuries."