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Saving Jessica Lynch (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, War  |  9 November 2003 (USA)
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Based on the true story of the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, by the United States army, in Iraq.

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Mohammed Al-Rehaief
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Pfc Jessica Lynch
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Greg Lynch Sr.
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1st Sergeant Robert J. Dowdy
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Pfc Lori Piestewa
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Iman Al-Rehaief
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Spc Shoshana Johnson
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Capt. Troy King
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Pvt. Dale Nace
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Fedayeen Colonel
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Colonel Curry
Lina Patel ...
Dr. Hamida
Amy Jones ...
Dee Lynch
Rafael Tamayo ...
Spc Edgar Hernandez
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When Mohammed Al-Rehaief, a young Iraqi lawyer, learns that Private first class Jessica Lynch, a 19-year old U.S. soldier from West Virginia, is held as POW in an Iraqi hospital, he wants to find out what a girl the age of his own daughters is doing and why she's being held, both the U.S. troops and his nationalist countrymen start treating him as a suspect- his personal drama is adding itself to hers and countless other ones in post-Saddam Iraq... Written by Anonymous

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In the promos for the movie that NBC would run at the bottom the screen during other shows, the title of the movie, "Saving Jessica Lynch" can be seen first in Arabic that morphs into English. See more »

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When the convoy is driving through Nasiriyah just before they are attacked, Reunion Tower (a major feature of Dallas' downtown skyline) is clearly visible in the background. See more »

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Not bad...could have been better
10 November 2003 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Overall, the made for TV movie was well acted. It was good to see that the focus really was not on Jessica Lynch, but rather on Mohammed Al-Raheif. If you've read his book (which this movie is based on), you will see how he risked everything just to save this woman. He really was the hero and it's too bad that SO MUCH attention was put on Lynch.

Good things about the movie: well-acted, focused on the Iraqi, felt like you were in Iraq, visual and sound effects acceptable

Bad things about the movie: a little slow paced, some of the scenes don't seem to match the Al-Raheif's book, visual and sound effects could have been better.


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