T wo American soldiers surnamed Brown are mistakenly booked into the same hotel room in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Both are frightened. Tony Brown, coming back from home leave – where he faces a bleak future if he survives the war – is headed into combat the next day. Art Brown, just off the front line and headed home, has a secret that might jeopardize his close relationship with his father. Into their midst comes Suzi, a child prostitute, who is desperate to escape and return to her village before her mother dies from wounds suffered in the war. For all three, their encounter profoundly changes their lives in ways they don’t fully realize until the two Browns have another chance meeting many years later.