MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,972 this week

The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

 -  Drama | War  -  23 May 1987 (Taiwan)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 614 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 8 critic

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:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 23 Jan 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

The Hanoi Hilton (1987) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hanoi Hilton.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Air America (1990)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young pilot finds himself recruited into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Director: Randall Wallace
Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear
Rage! (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In an attempt to be rehabilitated, a rapist goes to therapy while in prison.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: David Soul, James Whitmore, Caroline McWilliams
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Enrike, a young Israeli boarding-school student, falls in love with Malka, the most popular girl in his class. Malka tires of their relationship and takes up with Shalom, Enrike's best friend.

Director: Isaac Zepel Yeshurun
Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Doron Avrahami, Avital Be'er
Going Bananas (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Deep in Africa's exotic Momba-Zomba Land, young David Menden-Hall (Over the Top) befriends a mischievous little chimpanzee--only to discover the critter can talk! Soon, his friends Joe (Dom... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Jimmie Walker, David Mendenhall
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Above summary is right off the back of the DVD box. IMDB says "Plot summaries must be your own original work and you must not copy them from other sites, publications..."

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young architect finds himself being stalked by a gang of criminals who believe he knows something that could expose their activities.

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Clayton Rohner, Ray Sharkey, Paul Le Mat
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Williamson
...
Mason
Ken Wright ...
Kennedy
...
Earl Hubman
...
Oldham
Stephen Davies ...
Miles
...
Cathcart
...
Ashby
David Anthony Smith ...
Gregory
...
Fischer
...
Oliviera
...
Turner
Scotty Sachs ...
Soles
...
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:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

23 May 1987 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Hanoi Hilton  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$760,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The plane at the end of the film was a C-141 stretch - an extended C-141 aircraft. They did not start extending the C-141 airframe until well after the Vietnam conflict ended. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

re: torture tactics
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See 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.


32 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie Review: The Hanoi Hilton (1987) Crazyhorse30
Hilton Hanoi (1968) nbreyfogle-1
Discuss The Hanoi Hilton (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?