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Faith of My Fathers (2005)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | TV Movie 30 May 2005
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The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Based on the memoir of the same title.

Director:

Peter Markle

Writers:

Peter Markle (teleplay), William Bingham (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Hatosy ... John McCain
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Cat
Joe Chrest ... Craner
Chi Muoi Lo ... Prick
Troy Ruptash ... Bud Day
Shea Whigham ... Norris Overly
Jason Alan Smith ... Charles larson
Scott Glenn ... Jack McCain
Brian F. Durkin ... Henry Witt
Michael Arata ... Captain Hart
Nick Gomez ... Becker
Douglas M. Griffin ... Sailor
Brian Bossetta ... Hanging POW
Robert Heath Hickman Robert Heath Hickman ... Doug McCain
J.D. Evermore ... Commander James Latimer
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Storyline

John McCain is a poor student, except at wrestling, but toughs it out in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy with the goal of becoming a career naval officer like his father and grandfather, who were both admirals. Love at first sight leads to a marriage and children with Carole. During the Vietnam War, he's shot down and captured by the Vietcong, who torture American POWs. He resists years of torture and misery, only breaking once due to his busted limbs, and eventually returning home after five and one half years in captivity. Written by KGF Vissers

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John McCain's father gave him the courage to be a soldier. Five years as a POW gave him the courage to be a hero.

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Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of wartime imprisonment and brief sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I istoria tou John McCain See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jack McCain is played by Scott Glenn. In the film Game Change (2012), John McCain is played by Ed Harris. Glenn and Harris appeared together in The Right Stuff (1983), and have both played Sheriff Alan Pangborn in Castle Rock (2018) and Needful Things (1993). See more »

Goofs

Carol McCain suffered a near fatal car accident during John's captivity that rendered her unable to walk without crutches, and deformed from her surgery. Though Carol's accident is mentioned in the book, the movie ignores it completely, so when Carol and John reunite she is in perfect physical condition. They're even shown dancing together. See more »

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All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
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An Excellent Story ....but
31 May 2005 | by jpechSee all my reviews

This movie covers the period time Sen. John McCain spent as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam war. For those of you who enjoyed this movie but have not read the book I would strongly encourage you to do so.

For those of you who have read the book and felt a little unsatisfied with the movie, I feel the same. Unless I missed it they left out Hanoi Jane's visit to the camp which is totally unacceptable. Also, McCain's theft of another persons washrag was not part of the movie.

I'm glad a movie was made from this great book, but as is often the case, the movie is substantially inferior to the book.


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