When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again tells the stories of three soldiers in three wars.
Three soldiers. Each someone's Johnny. Father, son. Brother, cousin. Husband, lover. Just plain buddy.
Three conflicts. The Civil War, pitting North against South, Yank against Johnny Reb, brother against brother. The Vietnam War, North-South strife with Orwellian overtones. The War on Terror, Afghanistan theater.
Three stories in screenplay format:
''Owl Creek Bridge,'' based on the Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce.
''Sleeping With Charlie,'' adapted from the author's novel Solomon's Bluff.
''Dawn's Early Light,'' inspired by a Leo Tolstoy story and a cinematic rendition by Sergei Bodrov Senior.