Friendly Fire Poster

Release Date: February 12th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Based on true events, this drama chronicles the attempts of Gene (Ned Beatty) and Peg Mullen (Carol Burnett), an Iowa couple whose son Michael (Dennis Erdman) has been killed by American "friendly fire" in Vietnam, to hunt down the details of his death. When the U.S. government evades their direct questions, the Mullens spend years searching for the facts, and, as they gradually piece together events, they grow increasingly embittered toward the war that robbed them of their boy.

Cast: Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Dennis Erdman, Timothy Hutton, Fanny Spiess, Sherry Hursey

Director: David Greene

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Quest, Soldier, Family, Brother, Death, Mother, Transformation, Father, Small town, 1970s


Nominated Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special