How Sleep the Brave
Directed byLindsay Shonteff
(as Lyndon James Swift)
Written byBobby Bauer
Jeremy Lee Francis
Produced byLindsay Shonteff
Elizabeth Laurie
StarringLawrence Day
Luis Manuel
Thomas M. Polland
Christopher Muncke
CinematographySabastian Rich
Edited byJohn Luton
Lindsay Shonteff Film Productions
Distributed byMovietime International
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
90 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

How Sleep the Brave is a 1982 Vietnam war film directed and produced by Lindsay Shonteff. Entirely shot in Berkshire, England,[1] it stars Lawrence Day, Luis Manuel, Thomas M. Polland and Christopher Muncke. The script was written by Bobby Bauer and Jeremy Lee Francis. It was co-produced by Elizabeth Laurie and Lindsay Shonteff.


On Christmas 1969, during the Vietnam War, a group of fresh, young American soldiers arrive at an army camp in Vietnam and are sent to patrol in a nearby jungle. After they kill a few Viet Cong soldiers and lose a couple of their comrades in the battle, they return to camp. They are sent on a mission to destroy a Viet Cong village. After they destroy the village, they embark on a hazardous journey through a jungle to board a helicopter and return to camp. But, it's only a matter of who will survive the Viet Cong's gunshots and make it to the helicopter.


  1. ^ Heuck, Marc Edward (13 February 2023). ""I have to follow": The Second-Best Adventures of Lindsay Shonteff". Beverly Cinema.