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In Love and War (1987)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1987 (USA)
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This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doyen Salsig
Richard McKenzie ...
Major Bui
Bud Salsig
Sally Klein ...
Allison Decker
Stan age 9
Lillian Lehman ...
News Anchorwoman
Lou Fant ...
Sybil's Father
Leo Geter ...
Mike Haggerty
Pig Eye
Steven Vincent Leigh ...
Big Ugh


This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among other senior officers, led a resistance group against the North Vietnamese, facing torture, isolation, and starvation in attempts to break their wills. Back in the US, Stockdale's wife, Sybil, begins working with other POW wives to try to get information on their husbands and to inform the world on their treatment. Written by mike407

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A P.O.W.'s fight for survival. An enemy that will do anything to break him... Only one will triumph!




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En el amor como en la guerra  »

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James Wood's finest performance ever!!!!
12 September 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Its ironic to me that most people think of James Woods for his many bad guy and psycho roles in films. It is true that no plays a villian better then our Jimmy, but he is a great actor in general. One of those rare types of thespians who can play any role and play it well. He gives one of his finest performances here and really delivers. He plays one of our true American heroes, Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale US Navy. Its is so unfair that most people remember this man only as Ross Perot's running mate in the 1992 Presidential election. Its like most people only remember General LeMay as George Wallace's running mate. Stockdale wasn't a good public speaker and had little time to prepare for the VP debate. He made a poor showing and people made fun of him and that made me so angry. HOW DARE THEY DO THAT!!!Jim Stockdale is a true American patriot and hero in every definition and sense of that word. There are few men in American history who have given and sacrificed more for their country then James Bond Stockdale. Stockdale graduated from the US Naval Academy in Jimmy Carter's class. From 1947 to 1964, he built a brilliant career as a Naval officer and Aviator. He spent most of his career on aircraft carriers, not on cushy shore duty, he was no pencil pusher. He missed out on WWII and Korea but was involved in Vietnam from the very beginning, on August 5, 1964, he led the first US bombing raid against North Vietnam after the Gulf of Tomkin. He flew 200 combat missions. On September 4, 1965, he was shot down over North Vietnam. He spent the next 2,714 days until February 12,1973 as a prisoner of war. He was beaten, tortured and starved. At one point, he was kept in solitary confinement for 3 and 1/2 years with an untreated broken leg. They broke his leg but did not break his spirit. Woods gives a wonderful performance as Stockdale as does Jane Alexander as his wife Sybil. I write to celebrities as a hobby and Admiral Stockdale kindly sent me an autographed picture a few years ago. This film is hard to watch, but it is the true story of an amazing American hero. Thank you Admiral Stockdale and God bless you for what you did for our country. The young service people of today have not forgotten you!!!!

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