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American English movie, genre : drama, production house mostly mgm

This is the movie about an American war hero who was largely neglected during his childhood. He joins the army and during his first battle field when an enemy soldier is captured, his senior asks him to kill the soldier but he didn’t have the courage to do so. Then his senior asks him to think of a person whom he hates the most and he had picture of his father in his mind which made him trigger the bullet to kill the enemy soldier.

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Any idea of the age of the movie, or when you first saw it? What does 'mostly mgm' mean? Was it in color? – iandotkelly Dec 5 '12 at 23:00
Just recalled name of the movie 'The War at Home'. – mrinal jha Dec 6 '12 at 6:24
@mrinaljha you should add this as an answer and accept it yourself. – AidanO Dec 6 '12 at 12:16
I have added the answer as a community wikk answer. – Ankit Sharma Jan 9 '13 at 9:42

Its The War at Home,

Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father. - IMDb

Which matches the OP's requirement and even self answered in a comment.

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