MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 266 this week

Faith of My Fathers (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | War  -  30 May 2005 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 438 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Base on the memoir of the same title.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2389 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 4902 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 480 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Faith of My Fathers (TV Movie 2005)

Faith of My Fathers (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Faith of My Fathers.

User Polls

Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Jonathan Vara
Stars: Diora Baird, Jon Gries, Lena Gwendolyn Hill
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

...a new point of view on the Vietnam war. Selected in Puerto Rico for OSCAR NOMINATION, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Director: Iván Dariel Ortiz
Stars: Jimmy Navarro, Jorge Castillo, Alba Raquel Barros
R-Point (2004)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated ... See full summary »

Director: Su-chang Kong
Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Tae-kyung Oh
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Chetwynd
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Paul Le Mat, John Edwin Shaw
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
Little Athens (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Zuber
Stars: John Patrick Amedori, Jack Anthony, Jasmine Jessica Anthony
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Above summary is right off the back of the DVD box. IMDB says "Plot summaries must be your own original work and you must not copy them from other sites, publications..."

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning
Bat*21 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
Andersonville (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux
Wandering Eye (TV Movie 2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Neglected by her workaholic husband, a young wife, Maren Abbott, meets a man through Wandering Eye - a networking website designed to facilitate extramarital liaisons. Charming as he is, ... See full summary »

Director: François Dompierre
Stars: Amanda Righetti, Krista Bridges, Andrew Shaver
Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man is wrongly convicted for murder and sent to prison where he is accused of murdering a brutal guard he killed in self-defense.

Director: I.C. Rapoport
Stars: Lee Grant, Gary Graham, Diana Scarwid
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Cat
...
Craner
...
Prick
...
Bud Day
...
Norris Overly
...
Charles larson
...
Jack McCain
...
Henry Witt
...
Captain Hart
...
Becker
...
Sailor
...
Hanging POW
Robert Heath Hickman ...
Doug McCain
...
Commander James Latimer
Edit

Storyline

John McCain is a poor student, except at wrestling, but toughs it out in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy with the goal of becoming a career naval officer like his father and grandfather, who were both admirals. Love at first sight leads to a marriage and children with Carole. During the Vietnam War, he's shot down and captured by the Vietcong, who torture American POWs. He resists years of torture and misery, only breaking once due to his busted limbs, and eventually returning home after five and one half years in captivity. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

John McCain's father gave him the courage to be a soldier. Five years as a POW gave him the courage to be a hero.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of wartime imprisonment and brief sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I istoria tou John McCain  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Carol McCain suffered a near fatal car accident during John's captivity that rendered her unable to walk without crutches, and deformed from her surgery. Though Carol's accident is mentioned in the book, the movie ignores it completely, so when Carol and John reunite she is in perfect physical condition. They're even shown dancing together. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Faith of My Fathers-John McCain-Man for All Seasons ***
1 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Faithful biography depicting the life of Sen. John McCain as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

Coming from a strict military family, McCain is able to weather the storm on confinement and brutality of the North Vietnamese during the conflict.

A weak student at the academy, McCain is backed up by his father, a very good performance by Scott Glenn. Glenn portrays a totally dedicated military official who doesn't even shake an eyelid when he informed that his son has been captured.

The torture chambers and the torture inflicted on McCain and others is well shown.

McCain is definitely pictured as a hero in this film. He refused to be released if it meant having to participate in North Vietnamese propaganda.

A very good story dealing with military honor, call to duty and undying patriotism by our men and women in uniform.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Historically inaccurate; a total farce zazzy-zulu
read the book vito051
Fantastic pacconepegster
Release Date - 5/30 @ 7 PM on A+E easily_annoyed
Do you have to be conservative to enjoy the movie? danielmachine
Discuss Faith of My Fathers (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?