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. ...
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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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
[Turner, recently captured, has just been brought to Hanoi's Hoa Lo prison]
You got any advice?
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.
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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.
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