Songs from Movies

A Bright Shining Lie (1998)

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.

The movie A Bright Shining Lie, released in 1998, features 10 songs from artists like Jefferson Airplane, Chubby Checker, Brenda Lee and Khao Chi Ensemble. What is your favorite song from A Bright Shining Lie?


Songs from A Bright Shining Lie

Somebody to Love
Jefferson Airplane
The Twist
Chubby Checker
I'm Sorry
Brenda Lee
Cai Luong Folk Song
Khao Chi Ensemble
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
The Kingston Trio
The Everly Brothers
Monday, Monday
The Mamas and the Papas (as The Mamas and The Papas)
Hello Vietnam
Johnny Wright
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Pat McGuire
One of These Days