Courage Under Fire

TitleCourage Under Fire
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsZwick, Edward
Running Time117 minutes
Date Released07/1996
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, arabic

In the first film about the Gulf War, director Edward Zwick scrutinizes "friendly fire" and its emotional toll on the survivors. Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling investigates the posthumous candidacy of Captain Karen Walden, the first woman nominated for the Medal of Honor. Serling meets traumatized survivors, seeking refuge in various addictions, and uncovers the secret behind her death. The truth forces him to confront how he survived a similar incident.


Denzel Washington

Meg Ryan

Lou Diamond Phillips

Matt Damon

Scott Glenn

Michael Moriarty

Bronson Pinchot

Seth Gilliam


Produced by John Davis, Joseph M. Singer, and David T. Friendly

Directed by Edward Zwick

Written by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Cinematography by Roger Deakins

Edited by Steven Rosenblum

Music by James Horner


Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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