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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  23 May 1987 (Taiwan)
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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 »

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Williamson
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Mason
Ken Wright ...
Kennedy
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Hubman
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Oldham
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Miles
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Cathcart
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Ashby
David Anthony Smith ...
Gregory
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Fischer
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Oliviera
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Turner
Scotty Sachs ...
Soles
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Murphy
Jesse Dabson ...
Rasmussen
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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

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23 May 1987 (Taiwan)  »

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Hanoi Hilton  »

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$760,000 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

U.S. Air Force commissioned officers do not, and did not, wear silver chinstraps on their service caps. The POW escort officers are shown with silver chinstraps on their service caps. This is a mistake. See more »

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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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When the Ta-Lu Sounds
Performed by The Vietnamese National Song and Dance Ensemble
Courtesy of Monitor Records
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Great Movie!
24 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a excellent way of showing how American POWs survived in Vietnam during the war. Michael Moriarty gives a riveting performance as Williamson and Scotty Sachs gives a memorable perfomance as Soles. This movie is a must see a war buff and it will eat away at a person's heart.


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