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
Did You Know?
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
In the movie, the Son Tay Raid and the death of Ho Chi Minh occur at just about the same time, but in fact happened 14 months apart with the death of Ho in September 1969 and the raid in November 1970. See more
References Doctor Zhivago
Dance of the Bamboos
Performed by The Vietnamese National Song and Dance Ensemble
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