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Rescue Dawn (2006)

Rescue Dawn
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Christian Bale Christian Bale
Dieter Dengler
Zach Grenier Zach Grenier
Squad Leader
Marshall Bell Marshall Bell
Toby Huss Toby Huss
Pat Healy Pat Healy
James Aaron Oliver James Aaron Oliver
Jet Pilot
Brad Carr Brad Carr
U.S. Navy Pilot

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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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Visually beautiful, but not for everyone

9 years, 4 months ago at Mar 26 4:45
4 votes
Leave it to the eccentric Herzog to make a Vietnam War movie about 15 years after Hollywood stopped making Vietnam War movies.

This movie is loosely based on real events of an air pilot's capture, life in a POW camp, and a daring prison break with his fellow american prisoners.

If you know Herzog, you'll quickly notice his very sparse use of music, very slow-paced c... read more

Crimson Dawn...

8 years, 8 months ago at Nov 26 20:59
2 votes
''No, I never wanted to go to war. I just wanted to fly.''

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Christian Bale: Dieter

Written and directed by Werner Herzog Rescue Dawn tells the inspired by true events story of Dieter Dengler, an American Pilot shot down while flying a secr... read more

A remarkable story

9 years, 3 months ago at Apr 19 22:38
2 votes
Werner Herzog's passion and enthusiasm for Dieter Dengler's remarkable story make Rescue Dawn stand-out amongst the best of a long tradition of p.o.w. films, a genre one could be forgiven for thinking had taken its last breath. A fascinating study of the strength of human will, grit and determination. I haven't seen Bale this good since The Machinist. I still prefer 'Little Dieter Needs To Fly' bu... read more
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This film tells the real-life story of U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, a German-American shot down and captured in Laos during the Vietnam War. Dengler organized a death-defying escape for a small band of POWs, including Duane Martin.
Release date: 27 July 2007
Tags: War (20), 2006 (17), Drama (14), Survival (13), 2000s (12), Vietnam War (10), Escape (10), Vietnam (10), Based On True Story (9), Biography (9), Jungle (8), Torture (7), Friendship (7), Laos (6), Prison (6), Snake (5), Airplane Accident (5), Imprisonment (5), Prisoner Of War (5), Helicopter (4)
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" The Ups: POW survival movie inspired upon true events which make this a compelling drama. Extreme weight loss from many of the actors who definitely take their roles seriously. Christian Bale do a strong performance eating even live worms, but it is Steve Zahn who register most emotionally with me as he show strong dramatic range. Sad that he is usually typecast as a comedic sidekick. Excellent jungle locations too. The Downs: Making one of the prisoners a kind-of villain was a bad choice and"

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