STREAMERS takes place in a desolate Vietnam-era Army barracks where a group of disparate young recruits wait nervously for their orders. Billy (Matthew Modine) and Roger (David Alan Grier) have learned to ignore their racial differences and become good friends. Richie (Mitchell Lichtenstein) is an effeminate soldier whose personality disarms the others, and when Carlyle (Michael Wright), an angry black man, arrives, the simmering tensions come to a boil. He berates Roger for living in a white barracks, and crudely exposes Richie's homosexuality. When drunken officer Cokes (George Dzundza) tries to calm the quarreling soldiers, Carlyle is driven to destructive behavior. (texto oficial do distribuidor)