A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.




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Red Fuentes
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Father Brazinski
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Gunny Bailey (as Jimmy Morse)
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Jason Cadieux ...
Brad Jordan
Lance Glass Green ...
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USMC captain Ramsey is part of a group of US veterans and war victim's son Brad Jordan, invited in the post-Col War age by the Vietnam government to revisit their battle grounds now international relations are friendly. Initially he refuses to face his unit's darkest, most traumatic memory, but after an affair with a guide accepts. The violent past is slowly reconstructed trough site-stimulated flash-backs and finds a way to catch up and spark another drama. Written by KGF Vissers

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

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Release Date:

27 October 2009 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Under Heavy Fire  »

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CAD 13,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Capt. Ramsey: Duty's the name of the game.
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Pinnacle of Vietnam War Films
14 September 2003 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

With the gluttony of cliche Vietnam war films to have come out in the last ten years, I was skeptical at best when i heard of Under Heavy Fire. After watching this film, though, Sidney Furie has made me a believer once again. The plot puts a nice new twist on the genre, and Casper Van Dien's inspired performance truly captures what it was like to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the closing scene(s), director Furie and cinematographer Cutris Peterson coordinate their efforts and vividly and beautifully capture the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie that exists between U.S. Marine Vietnam Veterans. 9.2/10

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