ABC Movie of the Week/Tribes

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Airdate November 10, 1970
Written by Marvin Schwartz &
Tracy Keenan Wynn
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Network ABC
Style 90-minute military drama
Company 20th Century Fox Television
Marvin Schwartz Productions Inc.

Origin USA

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Tribes (1970) is a TV movie about a hippie who is drafted into Marine Corps boot camp during the Vietnam War. It aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Cast: Darren McGavin (Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Drake), Earl Holliman (Sgt. Frank DePayster), Jan-Michael Vincent (Adrian), John Gruber (Quentin), Danny Goldman (Sidney), Richard Yniguez (Sanchez), Antone Curtis (Marchelus), Peter Hooten (Scrunch), David Buchanan (Armstrong), Ric Weaver (Morton)


Plot Overview


Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References


DVD Release

Awards and Accolades


(4 Nominations/3 Wins)

  • Won: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Teleplay
Tracy Keenan Wynn & Marvin Schwartz
  • Nominated: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program
Joseph Sargent
  • Won: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing
Don Hall, Jack Jackson, Bob Weatherford & Dick Jensen
  • Won: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing
Theodore Soderberg

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