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
The plane at the end of the film was a C-141 stretch - an extended C-141 aircraft. They did not start extending the C-141 airframe until well after the Vietnam conflict ended. See more »
When Williamson is shot down, his wounded crew member is shot and killed by the VC that appeared. In reality, he would have been taken prisoner as well. VC and NVA units took as many Americans prisoner as possible. See more »
[addressing the other P.O.W.s, prior to his appointed execution]
I do not believe my death will help win the war. It seems that people at home no longer care anyway. I die not so much for love of country, as for love of countrymen. God bless you all. To me, you all stand out in the crowd.
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Like anyone else who has seen this film, I stumbled across it quite by accident.
I enjoyed it and considered it to be an historically accurate portrayal of the experiences of POW's in North Viet-Nam to the best of my knowledge from other accounts by POW's.
I am a Viet-Nam veteran who has always been puzzled by the obscurity of this film. Why was it never released to theaters?
I am not a conspiracy theorist by nature, but I have always wondered if the wealth and power of Hanoi Jane Fonda might have had something to do with the stifling of this movie. If I am not mistaken, I believe she was married to the media mogul, Ted Turner at the time. Any thoughts?
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