Martin Sheen dominates the proceedings in FORTUNES OF WAR, a latter-day adventure yarn concocted out of the post-war turmoil in Southeast Asia, specifically the resurgence of the Khmer Rouge. This uninspired but sturdy film is cribbed in part from Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic THE WAGES
OF FEAR, but a certain Vietnam epic featuring Martin Sheen in the jungle necessarily springs to mind.
Peter Kernan (Matt Salinger), a relief worker in Thailand recently terminated for his maverick ways, meets Carl Pimmler (Michael Ironside), a diplomat at the Canadian embassy, who offers him an unusual job. He's to accompany Carl's wife, Johanna (Sam Jenkins), who's flying i...