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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mel Gibson Lt. Colonel Hal Moore
Madeleine Stowe Julie Moore
Greg Kinnear Major Bruce Crandall
Sam Elliott Sergeant Major Basil Plumley
Chris Klein 2nd Lieutenant Jack Geoghegan
Don Duong Lt. Colonel Nguyen Huu An
Robert Bagnell 1st Lieutenant Charlie Hastings
Ryan Hurst Sergeant Ernie Savage
Barry Pepper Joe Galloway
Keri Russell Barbara Geoghegan
Duong Don Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An
Movie Details
Genre Action; Foreign; History; War
Director Randall Wallace
Producer Bruce Davey; Gary Fleder; Eveleen Bandy
Writer Randall Wallace; Harold G. Moore; Joseph L. Galloway
Cinematography Dean Semler
Musician Nick Glennie-Smith
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 138 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.1
Based on the book by Lt. Col. Harold Moore (ret.) and journalist Joseph Galloway, We Were Soldiers offers a dignified reminder that the Vietnam War yielded its own crop of American heroes. Departing from Hollywood's typically cynical treatment of the war, writer-director Randall Wallace focuses on the first engagement of American soldiers with the North Vietnamese enemy in November 1965. Moore (played with colorful nuance by Mel Gibson) and nearly 400 inexperienced troopers from the U.S. Air Cavalry were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese Army soldiers, and the film re-creates this brutal firefight with graphic authenticity, while telling the parallel story of grieving army wives back home. While UPI reporter Galloway (Barry Pepper) risks his life to chronicle the battle, Wallace offers a balanced (though somewhat fictionalized) perspective while eliciting laudable performances from an excellent cast. Like the best World War II dramas of the 1940s, We Were Soldiers pays tribute to brave men while avoiding the pitfalls of propaganda. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 2
Collection Status In Collection
DVD Carousel Carousel 12
Slot 33
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363400240
Release Date 8/20/2002
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Commentary by Director/Writer Randall Wallace Getting It Right: Behind-The-Scenes Of We Were Soldiers 10 Deleted Scenes with Commentary