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In Love and War (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 16 March 1987
This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Aaron

Writers:

Carol Schreder, Jim Stockdale (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Alexander ... Sybil Stockdale
James Woods ... James B. Stockdale
Concetta Tomei ... Doyen Salsig
Richard McKenzie ... Boroughs
James Pax ... Rabbit
Haing S. Ngor ... Major Bui
Jon Cedar ... Bud Salsig
Sally Klein Sally Klein ... Allison Decker
Stephen Dorff ... Stan age 9
Lillian Lehman Lillian Lehman ... News Anchorwoman
Lou Fant Lou Fant ... Sybil's Father
Leo Geter ... Mike Haggerty
Raymond Ma ... Pig Eye
Steven Vincent Leigh Steven Vincent Leigh ... Big Ugh
James Lashly ... Chaplain
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This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among other senior officers, led a resistance group against the North Vietnamese, facing torture, isolation, and starvation in attempts to break their wills. Back in the US, Stockdale's wife, Sybil, begins working with other POW wives to try to get information on their husbands and to inform the world on their treatment. Written by mike407

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A P.O.W.'s fight for survival. An enemy that will do anything to break him... Only one will triumph!

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En el amor como en la guerra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Woods should have gotten the Golden Globe in 1988 for this movie
9 February 2002 | by nilsrauwoensSee all my reviews

This is a well-written, very well-acted TV-movie. Judging by the very small amount of votes, this movie is not shown very often. I had the chance to see this on a rainy Friday afternoon and I loved it. It's the story of a soldier, played by James Woods, who is taken prisoner by the North-Vietnamese in the 60s. His wife at home in the States, knows he is trapped in a prison camp, but she was not allowed to reveal this in public. The diplomatic relations between the US and the Vietnamese were not to be disturbed. The movie tells the story of the tortures "Jim Stockdale" had to endure in the prison camp and how the wife tries to cope with the situation. Woods is often accused of always playing the same, arrogant-type "James Woods", but in my opinion he is one of the best actors around. This movie really proves he can play a character with more than one dimension. The actress who played the character of the wife, also did a very good job.

I recommend this movie to anyone. It's a well-acted, well-written movie with some historical background. This should be aired more often !


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