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The Finest Hour (1992)

R | | Drama, War | 29 April 1992 (Japan)
Two soldiers form a lasting bond during training to be Navy Seals but soon grow apart as they are sent off to fight in Desert Storm.

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Lawrence Hammer
Gale Hansen ...
Dean Mazzoli
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Barbara
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Bosco
Baruch Dror ...
Greenspan
Daniel Dieker ...
Albie
Michael Fountain ...
Carter
Evyatar Lazar ...
Moonjean
Tae-joon Lee ...
T.J. (as Henry Taejoon Lee)
Ari Sorko-Ram ...
Petersen
Erik Degn ...
Thurston
Natan Sgan-Cohen ...
Franklin
Jonathan Herson ...
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John Phillips
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Macho Lawrence 'Larry' Hammer and frailer Dean Mazzoli initially rival as U.S. Navy SEAL trainees, but become buddies in instructor chief petty officer Bosco's merciless training class. The friends date two girls, but both love Barbara, who chooses to marry Larry, as ideal father for her pre-teen son. After graduation from Basic UDT/SEAL training, they choose opposite oceans for further training. However Sadam Husein's invasion of Kuwait gets both mobilized in the same unit, with Bosco, who gets captured and tortured. Dean learns Barbara has left adulterer Larry. They mount a rescue together, taking risks even on their own side. Written by KGF Vissers

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Good movie with lots of action and romance!
21 May 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Rob Lowe and Gale Hansen star in this action movie that touches on romance. Rob Lowe plays a fairly sleezy character while Gale Hansen manages to 'wow' us once again with his superb acting talent. Gale, from Dead Poets Society fame, finds himself in a rather unusual role playing a Navy SEAL.

Both men do a good job with their given roles, but it has to be said that Mr Hansen pulls off his character with both charisma and sensitivity as he falls in love with his best friends wife.

Top marks to his acting ability for this - i was totally mesmerised by his actions.

Just sad to say though, that he isn't in many movies - i could watch the man for days without a break :OD

Evelyn


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