This stirring adaptation of Neal Travis' award-winning book stars Bill Paxton as Lt. Col. John Paul Vann, a military advisor sent to Saigon in 1962 to help South Vietnam's battle against the Communist North. After revealing his critical findings to a reporter, Vann is dismissed from his job, but returns years later as a civilian advisor during the Johnson administration. With Vivian Wu, Donal Logue and Amy Madigan. 118 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.