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16 March 1987 (USA) See more »
A P.O.W.'s fight for survival. An enemy that will do anything to break him... Only one will triumph!
This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Alexander ... Sybil Stockdale

James Woods ... James B. Stockdale

Concetta Tomei ... Doyen Salsig

Richard McKenzie ... Boroughs

James Pax ... Rabbit

Haing S. Ngor ... Major Bui

Jon Cedar ... Bud Salsig
Sally Klein ... Allison Decker

Stephen Dorff ... Stan age 9
Lillian Lehman ... News Anchorwoman
Lou Fant ... Sybil's Father
Leo Geter ... Mike Haggerty

Raymond Ma ... Pig Eye
Steven Vincent Leigh ... Big Ugh

James Lashly ... Chaplain
George Milan ... Averell Harriman

Christopher Michael Moore ... Intelligence (as Christopher M. Moore)
Brad Finefrock ... Sid age 10

Christopher Finefrock ... Taylor age 4

Dave Alan Johnson ... Jimmy age 22 (as David Alan Johnson)

Christian Hoff ... Sid age 18
Jamie McEnnan ... Stan age 6 (as Jaime McEnnan)

Christian Jacobs ... Jimmy age 14
Matt Graber ... Taylor age 10

John Posey ... Pasquarelli
Richard Jennings ... Pilot #1
John Emerson ... Junior Officer

Directed by
Paul Aaron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carol Schreder 
Jim Stockdale  book
Sybil Stockdale  book

Produced by
Jon Avnet .... executive producer
Steven R. McGlothen .... associate producer
Carol Schreder .... producer
Steve Tisch .... executive producer
Original Music by
Charles Gross 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
Skip Schoolnik 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Carol L. Dudley 
Production Design by
Lynda Paradise 
Set Decoration by
Lauri Gaffin 
Costume Design by
Deborah Kramer 
Makeup Department
Deborah Figuly .... makeup artist
Bill Myer .... effects makeup
Claudia Thompson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Freddie Dawson .... post-production supervisor
Steven R. McGlothen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Barron .... second assistant director
Conrad Irving .... first assistant director
Britt Lomond .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Faithfull .... property master
Sound Department
David E. Campbell .... re-recording mixer
Scott D. Jackson .... foley editor
Sunny Meyer .... production sound mixer
John T. Reitz .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... re-recording mixer
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt coordinator
John Kreng .... Stunt Double: Pig Eye
Camera and Electrical Department
Romolo Acquistapace .... gaffer
Mark Ellensohn .... key grip
Kim Heath .... best boy grip
Bill Johnson .... camera operator
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera
Jonathan West .... cinematographer: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Barrish .... costume supervisor
Location Management
Tom Richer .... location manager
Ira S. Rosenstein .... location manager
Transportation Department
Art Bauer .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Smith .... transportation
Other crew
Pamela Cederquist .... production coordinator
Nancy Friedman .... script supervisor
John Kreng .... technical advisor

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
James Wood's finest performance ever!!!!, 12 September 2003
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

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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