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Director:
Writers:
Dan Clarke (story)
Uwe Boll (written by)
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Release Date:
13 March 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hell Is For Heroes
Plot:
During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Worst Nam movie ever made See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Toufeeq Adonis ... VC Soldier

Wilson Bethel ... Corporal Dan Green
Adrian Collins ... Private Dean Garraty

Scot Cooper ... Private Joseph Walderson (as Scott Cooper)

Mitch Eakins ... Private Peter Harris

Erik Eidem ... Private Carl Johnson

Brandon Fobbs ... Private Samuel Graybridge
Shih Jou-An ... Vietnamese Girl

Jane Le ... Vo Mai
Devan 'Yankee' Liang ... Vietnamese Boy

Scott Ly ... Huy Tran

Rocky Marquette ... Private Terence Verano

Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Private Jonathan Porterson

Michael Paré ... Sergeant Vic Hollowborn

Nate Parker ... Private Jim Lidford

Brad Schmidt ... Sergeant Mike Heaney

Jeffrey Christopher Todd ... Private Bob Miller

John Wynn ... Chien Nguyen

Directed by
Uwe Boll 
 
Writing credits
Dan Clarke (story) (as Daniel Clarke)

Uwe Boll (written by)

Produced by
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Frederic Demey .... associate producer
Horst Hermann .... executive producer
Chris Roland .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Matthias Triebel .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jessica de Rooij 
 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann 
 
Film Editing by
Karen Porter 
 
Casting by
Sunday Boling 
Meg Morman 
 
Production Design by
Sylvain Gingras 
 
Art Direction by
Belinda Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Dylan Johnson 
 
Costume Design by
Dihantus Engelbrecht 
 
Makeup Department
Natasha du Toit .... makeup artist
Olaf Ittenbach .... special makeup effects artist
Tommy Opatz .... special makeup effects artist
Christa Schoeman .... hair stylist
Christa Schoeman .... makeup artist
Jill Swain .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lynette Ou Tim .... assistant production manager
Joey Setter .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Taryn Collister .... second assistant director
Matthew Janion .... third assistant director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anneke Botha .... props assistant
Andrew Gouveia .... carpenter
Vivienne Gray .... assistant art director
Johan Oosthuizen .... props
Clive Pollick .... construction coordinator
Guy Potgieter .... property master
Elaine Seidel .... head scenic
Erica Van Den Raad .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jochen Engelke .... sound re-recording mixer
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Ailke Jockers .... sound post coordinator
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Manuel Karakas .... sound editor
Annika Krieger .... sound post coordinator
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Max Wanko .... sound designer
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Fritz A. Wollner .... dialogue editor (as F.A. Wollner)
 
Special Effects by
Olaf Ittenbach .... special effects makeup
Claudia Schwind .... special effects makeup
Antony Stone .... pyrotechnician
Antony Stone .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Stefanie Boose .... visual effects producer: Image Engine
Josh Cole .... lead compositor: Image Engine
Robin Hackl .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
John Haddon .... lead research and development programmer: Image Engine
Giles Hancock .... digital matte painter: Image Engine
Bernhard Kimbacher .... digital artist: Image Engine
Lucio Moser .... software developer: Image Engine
Peter Muyzers .... visual effects production manager: Image Engine
Jason Navarro .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Geoff Richardson .... compositor: Image Engine
Blair Tennessy .... pipeline engineer: Image Engine
Jayme Vandusen .... compositor: Image Engine
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects executive producer: Image Engine
Mark Williams .... senior research and development programmer: Image Engine
James McPhail .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clint Abrahams .... stunts
Toufeeq Adonis .... stunts
Rory Atkinson .... stunts (as Rory Atkinsons)
George Bailey .... stunts
Oliver Bailey .... stunts
Marlon Braaf .... stunts
Dermot Brogan .... stunts
Lunghi Buthelezi .... stunts
Haoyu Cui .... stunts
Yunus Davids .... stunts
John Dimitou .... stunts
Vadim Dobrin .... stunts
Lance Elliot .... stunts
Herman Fontini .... stunts (as Herman Fontinni)
Francois Grobbelaar .... stunts
Paul Hampshire .... assistant stunt coordinator
Paul Hampshire .... stunts
Dan Hirst .... stunt coordinator (as Daniel Hirst)
Paul Hlophe .... stunts
Julian Koberman .... stunts
Tristan Lee Son .... stunts (as Tristan Leeson)
Brenton Lee .... stunts
Wen-Tien Lo .... stunts
Andrew McKenzie .... fight choreographer
Andrew McKenzie .... stunt coordinator
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunts (as Mick Milligan)
Lehlohonolo Moekena .... stunts (as Lohlohonolo Mokoena)
Bongani Msimango .... stunts (as Bogane Msimango)
Benny Ou .... stunts
Bradley Peterson .... stunts
Grant Powell .... stunts
Themba Leta Pyutu .... stunts
Clinton Roodt .... stunts
Christopher September .... stunts (as Chris September)
Edgar Sindane .... stunts (as Edgar Sidane)
Sylvester Sindane .... stunts (as Sylvester Sidane)
Michael Solomon .... stunts
Charles Standing .... stunt rigger (as Charlie Standing)
Antony Stone .... stunt coordinator
Dirk Van Der Merwe .... stunts
Morne van Tonder .... stunts
Andre Velthuysen .... stunts
Werner Vermaak .... stunts (as Werner Vermark)
Nathan Wheatley .... stunts
Qi Rui Yuan .... stunts
Thembaletu Tyutu .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bishop .... additional focus puller
MaCaire Cox .... camera loader: "b" camera
Oscar De Meillon .... additional camera loader
Daniel Du Toit .... underwater camera operator
Dudley Fillies .... best boy electric
Paul Gibbons .... gaffer
David Gur .... still photographer
Johan Horjus .... remote head technician
Catherine Hornby .... camera loader: "a" camera
Kwazi Khumalo .... sparks
Volker Kreinacke .... Steadicam operator
Mark Larkin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Evan Maclachlan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Markham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sipho Mfengwana .... grip
Anwar Misbach .... sparks
Abdoul Musaba .... sparks
Erasmus Ndlovu .... sparks
Sabelo Ndlovu .... Genny operator
Mathias Neumann .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sipho Ngubo .... sparks
Sean Rau .... pace housing technician
Daniel Smith .... remote head technician
Ari Stravinos .... key grip
Marius Swart .... best boy grip
Jason Tabeck .... grip
 
Casting Department
Bonnie Lee Bouman .... casting director: Johannesburg
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Holly McPhail .... costumer
Elise Papensus .... wardrobe supervisor
Anton Roux .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Lauren Mainland .... trainee assistant editor
Thor Roos .... digital film colorist
Aisla Webster .... post-production coordinator
Kelly Wong .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jessica de Rooij .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... score recording engineer
Jonathan Hughes .... music copyist
Myra Moreta .... additional orchestrator
Myra Moreta .... music copyist
Dragos Nedelcu .... additional orchestrator
Anthony Schmitt .... vocal effects
Michelle Toh .... assistant to composer
Caitlin Tortorici .... performer: vocals
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Peter Clark .... production accountant
Karyn Edwards .... legal counsel
Dan Hirst .... boot camp instructor (as Daniel Hirst)
Margo MacPherson .... assistant to executive producer
Carien Schutte .... script supervisor
Sean Seguin .... supervising accountant
Olly Steele .... armorer
William Wanstrom .... publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tunnel Rats" - Canada (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong war violence and language
Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Won a Golden Raspberry Award despite being released in only one theatre in the United States: Worst Director for Uwe Boll (also for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) and Postal (2007)).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The small American base camp depicted is set in heavy jungle terrain without the ability to see it's own perimeters. This would be fine if this was during WWII in the Pacific, to hide from Japanese aircraft. But in Vietnam the jungle would have been cleared with "kill zones" in place for camp defenders. Outer and inner multiple barbed wire fences would be around the perimeter of the camp. This defensive construction strategy would prevent such a surprise invasion attack as portrayed in the film.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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36 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Worst Nam movie ever made, 24 September 2009
Author: denryter18919 from United States

As a Nam vet and former combat infantry squad leader I can tell you this movie was 80% BS. As commented on by others we don't build permanent camps in the middle of the jungle. Camps are built in areas where clear fields of fire can be created so that daylight surprise attacks like the one depicted in the movie cannot happen. There also were no jeeps riding down two tracks in the jungle, for the same obvious reason. There are so many factual errors in this flick like uni's, incorrect armaments, a unit insignia that I've never seen before, etc, etc, etc. The director obviously had no knowledge of what went on in Vietnam and he didn't bother to find out by bringing in a knowledgeable technical consultant. This movie is without question the worst Vietnam era movie ever made and one of the worst war movies of all time. The shame of it is that there is a truly gripping story to be told about guys who volunteered to be tunnel rats in the Nam and this flick failed miserably to tell that story. What's worse is from what I see on this website, far too many of you think this was some kind of representative and half way decent movie. Nothing could be further from the truth. And FYI, there were no 6 foot and 6 foot plus tunnel rats as depicted in the movie. Tunnel rats by necessity were the shortest guys who more approximated the size of the people who built and used the tunnels.

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