The true horror of war is what we bring back home…
Colonel Allen (William Sadler) is the leader of a covert military unit created to assassinate foreign leaders deemed a threat to the interests of the United States. Suddenly he is faced with his worst nightmare when 24-year old Marine Corps sniper Oscar Padilla (Demetrius Navarro) returns to the United States seeking revenge on the men in power who trained him. Now Colonel Allen must find his protégé with the help of Army doctor S. Harrison (Mel Harris) and eliminate him before Padilla hurts someone.
Runtime: 91 minutes
Format: 1:78 Flat (35MM)
Sound: Dolby SR
Genre: Action Drama
Nominee Best Feature — Prism Awards
Official Selection for Screening at Sniper Festival
“..marked by great acting, this intensely personal look at the cost of modern day war should strike a chord with today’s audiences as the political season heats up over Iraq. Not as war driven as other anti-war films like Platoon, Purple Heart instead focuses on the aftermath of war. Much better than Rendition this film should find a solid audience on DVD.”
Christopher Null Film.com
“A riveting account of the life of a sniper in today’s modern army, this film is helped by a great performance from Demetrius Navarro and William Sadler. Rounded out by a cast of recognizable faces, Purple Heart marks the directing debut of James Cameron Special Effects whiz William Birrell. Well done, realistic and a solid film.”
John Payne LA WEEKLY
**** Out Of *****
Purple Heart is not only a powerful film with a stellar cast and great direction but it’s also a film that is thought-provoking and shocking at the same time. I highly recommend seeing this film and credit has to go to Director William Birrell for taking on such a daring subject matter.
Patrick Ricketts, Video Views