6.2/10
836
23 user 7 critic

The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

R | | Drama, War | 23 May 1987 (Taiwan)
A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lionel Chetwynd

Writer:

Lionel Chetwynd

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bat*21 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1916, when a Mexican rebel steals cannons from the American army, General Pershing sends out a group of misfits to retrieve the stolen weapons.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone
A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey
A Rumor of War (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Beau Bridges, Haing S. Ngor, Liem Whatley
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra
Air Rage (Video 2001)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Ice-T, Cyril O'Reilly, Kimberly Oja
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Williamson
John Edwin Shaw ... Mason
Ken Wright Ken Wright ... Kennedy
Paul Le Mat ... Hubman
David Soul ... Oldham
Stephen Davies ... Miles
Lawrence Pressman ... Cathcart
Doug Savant ... Ashby
David Anthony Smith David Anthony Smith ... Gregory
Jeffrey Jones ... Fischer
John Vargas ... Oliviera
Rick Fitts ... Turner
Scotty Sachs Scotty Sachs ... Soles
John Diehl ... Murphy
Jesse Dabson ... Rasmussen
Edit

Storyline

A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. The film focuses on the resistance the prisoners gave to their captors and the strong bonds formed by the Americans during their captivity. Written by mike407

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese | French

Release Date:

23 May 1987 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hanoi Hilton See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,784, 29 March 1987

Gross USA:

$760,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$760,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the beginning of the movie, F-4 Phantom fighters are seen with AA designation on their tails. AA aircraft were assigned to the USS Forrestal. Future Senator/Presidential candidate John McCain who spent several years at the Hanoi Hilton after being shot down while flying from the USS Oriskany, also flew previously from the Forrestal. He narrowly escaped death during the tragic Forrestal fire in 1967. See more »

Goofs

In an 'interview' Major Nogo Doc introduces Hubman to Major Ngiap, Nogo Doc asks Hubman about the radar on his aircraft, which he calls an 'A6'? Yet he describes the two place tandem cockpit layout of an F4 Phantom II? The two place cockpit layout of an A6 Intruder is side by side, not tandem? See more »

Quotes

Turner: [Turner, recently captured, has just been brought to Hanoi's Hoa Lo prison] You got any advice?
Miles: You hang tough as long as you can. Every time they don't beat you they lose. Every time they don't break us we win. And when they torture you... try to concentrate on the places that don't hurt.
See more »


Soundtracks

Let Us Sew Warm Clothes
Performed by The Vietnamese National Song and Dance Ensemble
Courtesy of Monitor Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

re: torture tactics
5 January 2007 | by eklectech52See all my reviews

I felt it important to respond to the statement of the person from Minnesota re: The Hanoi Hilton. The torture tactics by the NVA were questioned in the motion picture. The idea that these horrid experiments were not employed is sheer liberal naiveté. I spent several days designing the sequence of the shots and making storyboards for (Lionel Chetwynd) the director based upon lengthy research and a grueling interview with a former (Congressional Medal of Honor recipient)American P.O.W. The distinguished officer described in great detail the many barbaric torture methods employed by his captors. It turned my stomach and revealed the dark evil side of humanity.


43 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed