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Courage Under Fire (1996)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  12 July 1996 (USA)
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A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

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The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. Lt. Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm is assigned to investigate and award her the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts, from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to question whether she deserves it. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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In wartime, the first casualty is always truth. See more »

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Rated R for war violence and language | See all certifications »

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$46,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 469,204,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

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ITL 1,070,954,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)
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Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Nathaniel Serling. See more »

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The Medal of Honor is never placed around the neck of anyone but the recipient of the award. See more »

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[after leading his troops in a prayer]
Nathaniel Serling: Now let's kill 'em all.
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An ensemble cast choking in a B-movie war zone.
4 August 2011 | by (Saudi Arabia) – See all my reviews

I tried to watch Courage Under Fire, but I couldn't get past the completely amateurish opening sequence and the horribly miscast cast. Everything about this movie is bad, from the lighting, prop execution and poor use of body language to Edward Zwick's apparent inability to get his actors to perform to editor Steven Rosenblum's poor sense of timing and choice of takes. The execution of props, battle sequences and facial expressions would have been embarrassing in the 1980s. This sort of material has been done countless times before and since, and apart from third-rate, shoestring C-movies with unknown actors and obscure porn stars by wannabe directors, few other movies of the military genre were worse.


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