Cinema: Homeward Bound

BABY BLUE MARINE

Directed by JOHN HANCOCK Screenplay by STANFORD WHITMORE

Marion Hedgepeth (Jan-Michael Vincent) wants to be a Marine. His ambition recalls that old joke: he wants to be a Marine in the worst way. The harder he tries, the clumsier he becomes, until the Marines give up. He washes out of boot camp as a "baby blue." His uniform is taken away and he and his fellows-in-disgrace are sent on their way in powder-blue fatigues.

It means a lot for Marion to be a Marine. His father was in the corps, and his...

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