The American Experience: Season 15, Episode 12

Bataan Rescue (7 Jul. 2003)

TV Episode  -   -  Documentary | History
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 24 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Search for "Bataan Rescue" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bataan Rescue (07 Jul 2003)

Bataan Rescue (07 Jul 2003) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The American Experience.
« Previous Episode | 185 of 316 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Baxter
...
POW
Donald Bouchez
Michael W. Bruce
Fernando Chavez
...
Re-enactor
Jim Frey
Alvin Gaines-Molina
Verwin Gatpandan
Christopher Guckenberger
Ryuma Hirano
David Krenik
Jarrod W. Long
Alan Marasigan
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Most Daring Rescue of Our Time


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quite moving....
20 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a group of 514 prisoners of war from the Bataan Death March and how they were rescued near the end of the war. The reason this was so important is that the Japanese high command was ordering the execution of all prisoners when it appeared that the camps were soon to be liberated. So, in the case of this camp, it meant a covert operation well behind enemy lines in order to get to the guys before it was too late. The episode consists of many, many interviews--including several living POWs, a Philippino partisan, members of the assault team, their second in command and some historians. Most of these folks were quite elderly and its great this was done as a record of their lives.

As usual, this is a top-notch episode of "The American Experience". It is well written, very compelling (especially when you see these old guys choke up as they describe the Japanese atrocities) and interesting. My only complaint, and it's very small, is that this has to do with 514 guys. How did the other approximately 11,000 Bataan POWs get liberated? This is never mentioned and seemed like a bit of an omission.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will we see a film about that remarkable hero, Ida B Wells? Swing-lo
This years intro... ag-wktn
When are they going to make a movie on this? bette1981
The Satellite Sky craviola880
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - THE QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL rob1961
Austin, TX- Alamo Drafthouse (Ritz), Saturday, Nov. 17 OKCRay
Discuss Bataan Rescue (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?