Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsMarkle, Peter
Running Time105 minutes
Date Released10/21/1988
DistributorTriStar Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Based on a true story and adapted from 1980 book of the same title by William C. Anderson, this film recounts the events of a rescue operation of Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton during the Vietnam War. Hambleton (Gene Hackman) is shot down behind enemy lines. His only connection to the outside world is through radio transmission with Capt. Bartholomew "Bird-Dog" Clark (Danny Glover), a pilot who helps him craft an escape plan and maintain his sanity. Lacking survival skills and unfamiliar with the harsh terrain in Vietnam, Hambleton is forced to fight for his life as he witnesses the shocking horrors of war.

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