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Tears of the Sun -- Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Alex Lasker (written by) &
Patrick Cirillo (written by)
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7 March 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The only thing necessary for evil the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. See more »
Plot:
A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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" I broke my own rule and gave a dam! " See more (388 total) »

Cast

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Bruce Willis ... Lieutenant A.K. Waters

Monica Bellucci ... Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks

Cole Hauser ... James 'Red' Atkins

Eamonn Walker ... Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew

Johnny Messner ... Kelly Lake

Nick Chinlund ... Michael 'Slo' Slowenski
Charles Ingram ... Demetrius 'Silk' Owens

Paul Francis ... Danny 'Doc' Kelley

Chad Smith ... Jason 'Flea' Mabry

Tom Skerritt ... Captain Bill Rhodes

Malick Bowens ... Colonel Idris Sadick
Awaovieyi Agie ... Musa

Akosua Busia ... Patience
Hadar Busia-Singleton ... Amaka

Ida Onyango ... Lasana
Fabrice Yahve Habimana Jr. ... Bujo

Sammi Rotibi ... Arthur Azuka

Benjamin Ochieng ... Colonel Emanuel Okeze

Jimmy Jean-Louis ... Gideon

Fionnula Flanagan ... Sister Grace

Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy ... Sister Siobhan
Pierrino Mascarino ... Father Gianni

Peter Mensah ... Terwase
Howard Mungo ... President Samuel Azuka
Kanayo Chiemelu ... General Mustafa Yakubu
Nkeonye Nwankwo ... Refugee Woman
Alpha Osman Davis ... Alpha
Morris Sesay ... Man with Goat
Cle Shaheed Sloan ... Mission Rebel (as Cle Sloan)

Kobby Dankyi ... Rebel Officer
Lahai Fahnbulleh ... Injured Old Man

Allison Dean ... Rape Victim

Rodney Charles ... Christopher Marwa

Jewel McDonald ... Village Woman
George Reid ... Tortured Villager
Yannick Doth ... Teenage Rebel Soldier
Ousmane Sall ... Village Attacker

Harry Van Gorkum ... Carrier Reporter

Michael Clossin ... Rhodes' Aide
Randall J. Gillet ... Seahawk Pilot
William Wood ... Carrier Corpsman
Chinyere A. Joyce ... Chanting Woman
Martha Neavill ... Chanting Woman (as Martha Myles)
Gerald Michael Burch ... Refugee Camp Guard
Frederick Harris Jr. ... Refugee Camp Guard
Elton C. Garner Jr. ... Refugee Camp Guard
Floyd W. Vaughn ... Relief Worker (as Floyd W. Vaughan)
John Anyak ... Refugee
Ganohon Ansansame ... Refugee
Kelani Babatunde ... Refugee
Pele Leba Castro ... Refugee
Haddy Cham ... Refugee
Mariama Cisse ... Refugee
Nafisatou Cisse ... Refugee
Ngone' Dia ... Refugee
Khady Dieng ... Refugee
Fortune Diginee ... Refugee
Fidelis Ezch ... Refugee

Awino Gam ... Refugee
Santino Garang ... Refugee
Josanne Hutchinson ... Refugee
Evelyn Kabba ... Refugee
Fatmata Kargbo ... Refugee
Hannah Koroma ... Refugee
Gabriel Magok ... Refugee
Sarah M. Mansaray ... Refugee
Sophia Mark ... Refugee
Abraham Nhiany ... Refugee
Nathaniel Nyok ... Refugee
Christiana Obani ... Refugee
Esther Quaye ... Refugee
Martha Quaye ... Refugee
Alice B. Shaw ... Refugee
Antonio Suco ... Refugee
Faustino Suco ... Refugee
Carmel Nyirabimana-Izuba ... Refugee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Bedell ... F-18 Pilot (uncredited)

Justin Rodgers Hall ... Rebel Soldier (uncredited)

Jordan Kirkwood ... Navy Seal (uncredited)
Franky Mwangi ... African Child from Mission (uncredited)
Anthony Vaughan ... Military Drill Choreography (uncredited)

Directed by
Antoine Fuqua 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alex Lasker (written by) &
Patrick Cirillo (written by)

Produced by
Ian Bryce .... producer
Stephen J. Eads .... associate producer
Heidi Fugeman .... associate producer
Mike Lobell .... producer
Arnold Rifkin .... producer
Joe Roth .... executive producer
Steven P. Saeta .... co-producer
Cathy Schulman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Lisa Gerrard 
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Mauro Fiore 
 
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV 
Christopher Holmes (extended version)
 
Casting by
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Naomi Shohan 
 
Art Direction by
David Lazan 
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Dias 
 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
John Blake .... makeup department head
Chantal Boom'la .... special makeup effects artist
Leslie Devlin .... makeup artist
Cleve Gunderman .... special makeup effects artist
Tania Kahale .... assistant hair stylist
Erma Kent .... hair stylist
Douglas Noe .... prosthetics makeup artist
Karen Iboshi Preiser .... makeup artist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist: Mr. Willis
Deborah Rutherford .... makeup artist (as Deborah Patino)
Laine Rykes .... makeup artist (as Laine E.K. Rykes)
Richard Snell .... key makeup artist
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... hair stylist
Kenneth Walker .... key hair stylist
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist
Jennifer Saeta .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nicole Sortillon .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor
Steven P. Saeta .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernie Bonner Axelrod .... second assistant director: second unit
Paula Case .... second second assistant director
Alan Edmisten .... first assistant director: second unit
Giselle Gurza .... additional second assistant director (as Giselle Gurza Junco)
Phil Hardage .... second second assistant director
K.C. Hodenfield .... first assistant director
Joyce McCarthy .... additional second assistant director
Phil Neilson .... second unit director
Jeff Okabayashi .... second assistant director
Rich Sickler .... first assistant director (as Rich T. Sickler)
Lon Takiguchi .... second assistant director: second unit
W. Scott Wolf .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... property master
Ronald S. Baratie .... greensman
Pedro Barquin .... stand-by greensman
Eric J. Bates .... property master
Jason Bedig .... leadman
Guy Belegaud .... construction foreman
Melody Bishop .... art department coordinator
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Gary Diamond .... set designer
Amina Allean Dieye .... art department researcher
Robert Fechtman .... assistant art director
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens coordinator
Donald Goodman .... drapery foreman
Shannon Hart .... assistant decorator
Tom Hrupcho .... paint supervisor
Heather Hudson .... art department assistant
Al Lewis .... art department researcher
Robert Loring Jr. .... stand-by greens
Jim Magdaleno .... storyboard artist
John Marano .... on-set dresser: Hawaii
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Bryan McBrien .... greens foreman
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Shanna Norton .... set decoration coordinator
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Isaia Robins .... greensman
Mark Rodriguez .... set dresser
Steven Schwartz .... assistant art director
Domenic Silvestri .... set designer
Jason Sweers .... graphic designer
Anne Marie Wilson .... art department production assistant
Liloa Wong .... greens foreman: Hawaii
Tracy Gaydos .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer: set decorating (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer
Mike Chock .... foley editor (as Michael Chock)
Mark Coffey .... digital sound assistant
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Howell .... intern
Ken J. Johnson .... sound designer: weapons
Ken J. Johnson .... sound effects editor
Michael Jonascu .... sound effects editor
Elizabeth Kenton .... adr supervisor
Elizabeth Kenton .... dialogue supervisor
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Josephine Nericcio .... first assistant sound editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey .... dialogue editor
George Simpson .... sound designer
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Bruce Stubblefield .... adr supervisor (extended director's version)
Bruce Stubblefield .... dialog supervisor (extended director's version)
John Joseph Thomas .... foley supervisor
Craig Weintraub .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Bruce Maddocks .... mastering engineer (uncredited)
Oscar Mitt .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects technician
Fern N. Ahuna .... special effects technician
David Amborn .... special effects foreman
Jack Davis .... special effects technician
Ken Ebert .... special effects technician
Eric Frazier .... special effects technician
Howard Frazier .... special effects technician (as Howard Byron Frazier)
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
Jim Jolly .... special effects technician
Alan Kiriu .... special effects technician
Clarence Logan .... special effects technician
Gary W. McEnroe Sr. .... special effects technician
Ken Mieding .... special effects technician
Joe Pancake .... special effects foreman
Francis Pennington .... special effects technician
Charles Raymond .... special effects technician
Richard Redlefsen .... lab technician: W.M.Creations
Richard Redlefsen .... sculptor: W.M.Creations
J.D. Schwalm .... special effects technician (as James Schwalm)
Jim Schwalm .... special effects foreman (as Jim Schwalm)
Harold Selig .... special effects technician (as Hal Selig)
Kenneth Kekoa Su'a .... special effects technician
Michael L.K. Su'a .... special effects technician
James G. Thomas .... special effects technician
Mike Wever .... special effects technician
Ray L. Wilkerson .... special effects technician
Curtis Wingerter .... special effects technician
Brent Wischnack .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Shadi Almassizadeh .... digital artist: ILM
Hugh Bengs .... digital paint/rotoscope artist
Katy Calbreath .... technical assistant
Beth D'Amato .... lead digital paint and roto artist: ILM
Matt Davis .... Spydercam rigger technician
Tim Drnec .... Spydercam coordinator-flight
Russell Earl .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM
Brad Falk .... digital artist
Scott Farrar .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Feinstein .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
Joe Gareri .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title & Art Studio
David M. Gray .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (as David Gray)
Roger Guyett .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Jack Haye .... digital modeler: ILM
Patrick Jarvis .... digital painter: ILM
Lars Jensvold .... visual effects editor
Darren Jones .... digital imaging engineer
Paul Kavanagh .... animator: ILM
Tia L. Marshall .... digital artist
Tory Mercer .... digital compositor
Todd Mitchell .... negative cutter: ILM
Robert Molholm .... technical support
Eddie Pasquarello .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM
Brett Phillips .... lead propmaker
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects
Denise Ream .... visual effects producer: ILM
Todd Semmes .... spydercam coordinator/rigging
Ben Britten Smith .... spydercam flight control
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Jim Soukup .... technical assistant: ILM (as James Soukup)
Damian Steel .... digital effects artist
Dale Taylor .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Bruce Vecchitto .... digital color timing supervisor: ILM
David Weitzberg .... animator: ILM
Earl Wiggins .... aerial effects supervisor
Dean Yurke .... lead digital artist: ILM
Tom Zils .... digital artist: ILM
Daniel Zizmor .... digital resource assistant
Lloyd Hess .... technical support (uncredited)
Katie Morris .... digital paint and rotoscope artist (uncredited)
George Sakellariou .... production engineering: ILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Layla Alexander .... stunts
Steve Boyles .... stunts
Josef Cannon .... utility stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Keith Davis .... utility stunts
Albert Greenwood .... stunts
Charles Grisham .... stunt double
Justin Rodgers Hall .... firearms instructor
Jimmy Hart .... stunt double: Cole Hauser (as Jim Hart)
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt performer
Ronald Jaynes .... stunts fire safety
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunts
Horace Knight .... stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunt double: Nick Chinlund
Brock Little .... stunt performer
Kortney Manns .... utility stunts
Gina Mari .... stunt double
Anderson Martin .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Andy Martin)
Scott McCoy .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Robert Powell .... stunts
Gary Robert .... action coordinator
Mike Rufino .... utility stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunts
Robair Sims .... stunt performer
Monica Staggs .... stunt double: Monica Belluci
Michael Trisler .... stunt double: Cole Hauser
Keith Woulard .... stunt coordinator
Scott Miller .... stunt safety (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Tyler Allison .... assistant camera
John Armstrong .... generator operator
Robert Baek .... additional second assistant camera
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Ken Bazal .... second assistant camera
Matthew Berner .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Larry Blanford .... aerial director of photography (as Lawrence Blanford)
Larry Blanford .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Brown .... electrician
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip: re-shoots
Shawn Christianson .... electrician
Rick Crum .... electrician
Charles Cullen .... electrician
Thomas M. Dangcil .... lamp operator
Willie E. Dawkins .... set lighting
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... electrician
David Deever .... video engineer
Cale Finot .... assistant camera: re-shoots
Kirk R. Gardner .... camera operator: "a" camera
Armen Gharagozian .... best boy rigging grip
Seth Greenwald .... dolly grip
Cindy Lagerstrom .... rigging electrician
Patriq Luo .... electrician
Michael Lyon .... electrician
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Maurice K. McGuire .... camera operator
Charlie McIntyre .... rigging gaffer
Christos Moisides .... assistant camera
Daniel P. Moore .... additional photographer
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Douglas Olivares .... camera operator
Ben Peiny .... grip
Simone Perusse .... assistant chief lighting technician
Rell Putt .... grip
Justin Quach .... assistant camera
Paul Santos .... electrician
David D. Scott .... video engineer: aircraft carrier unit
Keith Solomon .... director of photography: additional photography
Michael Tolochko .... best boy electric: additional photography
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael J. Walsh .... balloon lighting supervisor
Greg Wardell .... rigging electric best boy
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Kelly Clear .... chief lighting technician: pick-up shots (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kira Burns .... extras casting coordinator
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Shalimar Reodica .... casting associate
Deedra Ricketts .... extras casting
Jay Scully .... casting associate
K.D. Smith .... extras casting assistant
Lynette Wich .... extras casting
Beanie Barnes .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Bone .... costumer: re-shoots
Toby Bronson .... key set costumer
Mari-An Ceo .... costumer (as Marian Ceo)
Nancy Collini .... costumer
Holly Davis .... key costumer
Lori Harris .... set costumer
Mark Peterson .... costume supervisor
Rebeka L. Roberts .... costume ager/dyer
Lori Stilson .... costumer: Mr. Willis
Cathie Valdovino .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Boccoli .... second assistant editor
Jennifer Calbi .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Carole A. Kenneally .... first assistant editor
Kevin Lefler .... editorial assistant
George Papuashvili .... additional post-production services
Jim Passon .... color timer
Chris Regan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Slamm Andrews .... music editor
Slamm Andrews .... score recording engineer
Bob Badami .... supervising music editor
Jim Dooley .... composer: additional music (as James Michael Dooley)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring cue mixer
Bruce Fowler .... conductor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Steve Jablonsky .... composer: additional music
Jason Lloyd .... scoring assistant
Malcolm Luker .... music scoring mixer
Hugh Marsh .... musician: violin
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Trevor Morris .... technical music advisor
Melissa Muik .... programmer: ProTools
Melissa Muik .... technical music advisor
Jennifer Nash .... additional music editor
Heitor Pereira .... musician: guitars and kalimbas
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Gregg Silk .... assistant scoring engineer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Del Spiva .... music editor: director's cut
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Matthias Weber .... music programmer
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Harrison White .... playback singer
Eyal Federman .... assistant music programmer (uncredited)
Bruce Fowler .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Martin Tillman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Irish Barber .... transportation captain
D. Scott Guthrie .... transportation captain
Kelly Loo .... driver
Peter Mandel .... mechanic
Sheila Mandel .... transportation office coordinator
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Bob Wachs .... transportation co-captain
Candace Wells .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Joseph Bannon .... combat specialist
Raymond W. Beal .... animal trainer
Brad Bell .... assistant location manager
Mitchell Bell .... production coordinator
Joseph K. Borrelli .... assistant accountant
Doug Carter .... production assistant
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Maguy R. Cohen .... translator (as Maguy J.B. Cohen)
Brian Costa .... production assistant
Noelle Coughlan .... first assistant accountant
Mike Cunningham .... armorer
Eileen M. Dennis .... second assistant accountant
Joshua Dragge .... assistant: Mr. Fuqua
Susan Ehrhart .... assistant production coordinator
Scott Ejercito .... projectionist: dailies
Scott Ejercito .... unit projectionist
Tyler Elliott .... key assistant location manager
Howard Fannon .... weapons
Curtis Norman Fuqua .... production assistant (as Curtis Norman)
Otniel Gonzalez .... assistant armorer
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Peter Graf .... Stab-C technician
Sheree Greco .... set production assistant: re-shoots
Russell Green .... production assistant
Sissy Grover .... travel coordinator
Thomas L. Gunderson .... animal coordinator
Martha Haight .... assistant: Mr. Rifkin
Scott Hanson .... production secretary
Walrus J.U.I.C.E. Howard .... production assistant
Harry Humphries .... technical advisor: military
Norman Kali .... location assistant
Gregg Kawecki .... production assistant
Nancy Kiu .... production assistant: re-shoots
David Krudis .... payroll accountant
Dawn Lambertsen-Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Fuqua
Jeremy Lawson .... production assistant
Rich Lee .... pre-visualization designer
Kai Li .... production assistant
Paul Lozada .... combat specialist
Harry Lu .... armorer
Thornton Lukela .... accounting clerk
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Liz Matthews .... location manager
Jonas C. Matz .... production medic
Shannon McBrien .... accounting assistant (as Shannon Crimmins)
Denise Morgan McGrath .... production accountant
David Mendoza .... production assistant: re-shoot
Melvin Miranda .... animal trainer (as Melvin W. Miranda Sr.)
Moanike'ala Nakamoto .... assistant: Hans Zimmer
David Paris .... helicopter pilot (as David W. Paris)
Vincent Parker .... video playback graphics
Bernadette Penotti .... assistant: Mr. Willis (as Bernadette E. Penotti)
Randy Peters .... aerial coordinator
Steena Petersen .... security
Shawn Pipkin .... set production assistant
William 'Chico' Powell .... assistant accountant (as Bill 'Chico' Powell)
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
John Siedenburg .... caterer
Stephanie Spangler .... location manager
Judy Stritof .... production assistant
Kym Stys .... stand-in
Ryan Suffern .... set production assistant
Kristen van Dernoot .... set production assistant: re-shoot (as Kristen Lynn)
Louise Weber .... assistant: Mr. Willis (as Louise M. Weber)
Shane White .... production assistant
Earl Wiggins .... SpyderCam supervisor
Amy Wilkins .... set production assistant
Erin Wilson .... production assistant: re-shoots
Kevin Blumenfeld .... technical assistant: Hans Zimmer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Collette .... creative contributions (uncredited)
Gregg Lehrman .... technical assistant: Hans Zimmer (uncredited)
Adam McDaniel .... post production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Christy Hagen .... special thanks
Philip M. Strub .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong war violence, some brutality and language
Runtime:
121 min | 142 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
The story is based on a mission of the Canadian Joint Task Force Two (JTF2) that took place in Colombia. An ex-member of the commando wrote the original story and suggested it when he met the production team of Executive Decision (1996) on a set in Nevada.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the explosion injures some of the refugees, Dr. Kendricks is holding the side of her head in close-ups but is not in the wider shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Female news reader:[voiceover] The tension that had been brewing for months in Nigeria exploded yesterday as exiled General Mustafa Yakubu orchestrated a swift and violent coup against the democratically elected government of President Samuel Azuka. In a land with 120 million people and over 250 ethnic groups...
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References Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)See more »

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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
" I broke my own rule and gave a dam! ", 30 September 2007
Author: thinker1691 from USA

Films about war often share several things in common. The primary ingredients are lot's of guns, good explosive action scenes and a believable story. Have one and not the others and it will surely fail. The movie " Tears of The Sun " has several. Our story is framed around Seal Team leader Lt. A.K.Waters (Bruce Willis) who is selected by his commanding officer Capt. Bill Rhodes (Tom Skerritt) for a simple rescue mission. He is to clandestinely enter the sovereign territory of Nigeria, a battle-scarred nation in the mists of a civil war and rescue a tiny group of white missionaries and take them to safety. Easy enough. However, the situation becomes complicated by the group's refusal to leave, or to travel without taking the African people with them. For a soldier, it's easy, take the group by force and leave the people. However, Waters' and his team, decide to become humanitarians and rescue all the Nigerian refugees whatever the consequences. The main consequence is; the team is a ten man squad and after their decision become the quarry of a thousand angry Nigerian soldiers. This is a good film for Willis, but becomes entangled within it's multiple plots. Still, it contains two of the prescribed ingredients and therefore makes for a good movie. ****

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