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The Finest Hour (1992)

Two soldiers form a lasting bond during training to be Navy Seals but soon grow apart as they are sent off to fight in Desert Storm.


Shimon Dotan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Lawrence Hammer
Gale Hansen Gale Hansen ... Dean Mazzoli
Tracy Griffith ... Barbara
Eb Lottimer ... Bosco
Baruch Dror Baruch Dror ... Greenspan
Daniel Dieker Daniel Dieker ... Albie
Michael Cornelison ... Carter (as Michael Fountain)
Evyatar Lazar Evyatar Lazar ... Moonjean
Tae-Joon Lee Tae-Joon Lee ... T.J. (as Henry Taejoon Lee)
Ari Sorko-Ram Ari Sorko-Ram ... Petersen
Erik Degn Erik Degn ... Thurston
Natan Sgan-Cohen Natan Sgan-Cohen ... Franklin
Jonathan Herson Jonathan Herson ... (as Jon J. Herson)
Uri Gavriel ... Commander
John Phillips John Phillips


Macho Lawrence 'Larry' Hammer and frailer Dean Mazzoli initially rival as U.S. Navy SEAL trainees, but become buddies in instructor chief petty officer Bosco's merciless training class. The friends date two girls, but both love Barbara, who chooses to marry Larry, as ideal father for her pre-teen son. After graduation from Basic UDT/SEAL training, they choose opposite oceans for further training. However Sadam Husein's invasion of Kuwait gets both mobilized in the same unit, with Bosco, who gets captured and tortured. Dean learns Barbara has left adulterer Larry. They mount a rescue together, taking risks even on their own side. Written by KGF Vissers

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19 November 2019 | by mexicutemSee all my reviews

I have to admit, I only knew about this movie because my boyfriend was actually In The Navy during the time this movie was being filmed. Come To find out, he was stationed aboard the USS Kincaid, also known as the Kinky D, while this film was shot, and she is featured in the film multiple times. So now my boyfriend claims he starred in a movie with Rob Lowe, because he was aboard the USS Kincaid DD965 as they filmed her for use in the movie. I thought it was pretty good and he loved the Naval nostalgia.

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Release Date:

25 March 1992 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Shield See more »

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Israel See more »

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Dolby SR


Color (archive footage)| Color
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