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...