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. ...
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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. The film focuses on the resistance the prisoners gave to their captors and the strong bonds formed by the Americans during their captivity.Written by
At the beginning of the movie, F-4 Phantom fighters are seen with AA designation on their tails. AA aircraft were assigned to the USS Forrestal. Future Senator/Presidential candidate John McCain who spent several years at the Hanoi Hilton after being shot down while flying from the USS Oriskany, also flew previously from the Forrestal. He narrowly escaped death during the tragic Forrestal fire in 1967. See more »
In the movie, the Son Tay Raid and the death of Ho Chi Minh occur at just about the same time, but in fact happened 14 months apart with the death of Ho in September 1969 and the raid in November 1970. See more »
You know, I thought we'd never lose a battle. Any battle. And I'm so ashamed. But that means that we've gotta' stick together - you and me, and - and everyone who broke. We gotta' hang in. We gotta' survive. 'Cause we got to see home. We've got to see home. Damn...
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Hanoi Hilton is an excellent movie that captures the horror and the pain that American POWs had to face during the Vietnam War. It is NOT a political movie as some naive liberals would write in the comments section--nor is it right-wing grandstanding. The fact is that the Vietnamese people were downright horrible and tortured our men on a regular basis is historical fact. The fact that Jane Fonda, and other Hollywood idiot who would NEVER ever serve this great country (yet expect all the benefits American soldiers have given them)went to Nam and insulted the prisoners is an absolute fact. Those who write that this is a political movie are part of the problems with America--those who have never served, those who are too cowardice to serve, and those who spit on and insult the American soldier. Not one of them would have had the courage to withstand the torture and mayhem these brave men had to face each and every day. You should be saluting these men and not insulting them. These men are part of the reason you have MTV, HBO, NFL, freedom, the right to vote, etc--why America is free.
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