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Word of Honor (2003)

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Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson ... See full summary »

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Robert Markowitz

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Nelson DeMille (novel), Jacob Epstein (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Johnson ... Benjamin Tyson
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Maj. Karen Harper
Sharon Lawrence ... Marcy McClure Tyson
John Heard ... Dr. Steven Brandt
Arliss Howard ... J.D. Runnells
Peter MacNeill ... Brig. Gen. Norm Van Arken
Peter Stebbings ... Maj. Michael Taix
Jesse Johnson ... Lt. Benjamin Tyson in Vietnam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Adamthwaite ... Young Beltran
Che Ayende Che Ayende ... Young PFC BillySanchez
Randy Birch Randy Birch ... Farley
JR Bourne ... Mr. Douglas Picard
Rita Bozi Rita Bozi ... Barbara Bellflower
Paul Noah Braaten ... Military Policeman (as Paul Braaten)
J. Adam Brown ... Young John Kelly
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Storyline

Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army authority anxious to save its own face, an embarrassed federal government, and a threatened marriage, and entangled, furthermore, in his own past lives and present sense of guilt, must call on all his cleverness and his own inner toughness to fight his case. Written by Ronos

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Thirty years ago he fought for his country. Now, he's fighting for his honor.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Becsületszó See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jesse Johnson, the actor who portrayed young Lt. Tyson in Vietnam, is Don Johnson's real life son. See more »

Goofs

In the Viet Nam scenes, the soldiers were using M14 rifles, which were only used by the US army for a very short period, about 1965/66, before being replaced by the M16. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Steven Brandt: Peterson's wound was mortal. Only a thoracic surgeon working in a well equipped hospital could have saved him.
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It really makes you wonder...
31 December 2003 | by badabingbubba1965See all my reviews

'Word of Honor' was a fabulous and very touching movie. It's a movie that really makes you think about the world and why things are done the way they are. Don Johnson's outstanding performance as Lieutenant Benjamin Tyson, a Vietnam Vet who has carried the horrible secret of a brutal massacre committed 30 years earlier, was superb! The passion was real...the love was real...the intensity was real...the tears were real. This movie really shows how the media can take one person's life and completely tear it apart and turn it upside down...and how one man's struggle to save his family, his marriage, and his life, goes through the ultimate test of all. Can he protect his family, his men and himself? Was Lt. Tyson made an example of by the Army, for events that happened years before? Now, I'm a huge fan of Don Johnson, but even if you're not a fan of Don Johnson, this is a movie that's definitely worth watching...you won't be disappointed! Word of Honor is one of THE BEST tv movies of 2003!


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