Gardens of Stone

by Francis Ford Coppola 1h51min United States 1987
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Gardens of Stone
by Francis Ford Coppola

The story of the war at home and the people who lived through it. From director Francis Coppola (The Rainmaker, The Godfather saga) comes GARDENS OF STONE, a poignant look at stateside military life during the Vietnam War featuring outstanding performances by James Caan, James Earl Jones and Academy Award® Winner Anjelica Huston. "Gardens of Stone" refers to Arlington National Cemetery, its endless rows of tombstones marking the graves of America's fallen war heroes. This garden is tended by the "Old Guard," an elite Army unit led by decorated veterans no longer serving active duty. When brash young recruit Jackie Willow (D.B. Sweeney) is assigned to the unit, he becomes a surrogate son toSgt. Clell Hazard (Caan) and Sgt. Major "Goody" Nelson (Jones). The older men must prepare the younger for the deadly environment of war. Meanwhile, Hazard begins a love affair with an anti-war newspaper reporter (Huston) and Willow rekindles a romance with a former college sweetheart (Mary Stuart Masterson). Against a backdrop of protest, uncertainty and violence, the war at home and the war abroad intersect with unforgettable consequences. Also featuring Dean Stockwell and Laurence Fishburne.

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  • James Caan : Sergent Clell Hazard
  • Anjelica Huston : Samantha Davis
  • James Earl Jones : Goody Nelson
  • D.B. Sweeney : Jackie Willow
  • And with: Dean Stockwell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dick Anthony Williams, Lonette McKee


  • Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Scenario Ronald Bass
  • Original work author Nicholas Proffitt
  • Photo director Jordan Cronenweth
  • Set Design Dean Tavoularis
  • Costume Design Willa Kim, Judianna Makovsky
  • Editing Barry Malkin
  • Original music Carmine Coppola
  • Producer Francis Ford Coppola, Michael I. Levy
  • Distributor Sony Pictures
  • Production Compagny American Zoetrope

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1987
  • Release date for France08/17/1988
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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