My Father, My Son Poster

Release Date: 1988

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Elmo Zumwalt III (Keith Carradine) serves as a boat commander in the Vietnam War. He returns home to marry and start a family. His idyllic life takes a dramatic turn when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer and his son is born with a learning disability. As it turns out, both their plights are linked to Agent Orange, a chemical weapon used in the war. Ironically, it is Elmo's own father, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. (Karl Malden), who called for the gas to be used.

Cast: Keith Carradine, Karl Malden, Margaret Klenck

Director: Jeff Bleckner

Genres: Drama, War

Keywords: Family, Hospital, House, Sacrifice, Wife, 1980s, Love, Son, 1960s, Inspiring, Emotional, Touching, Father, 1970s