Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

DVD - 2007
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When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles are just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

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gingin1972
Jan 04, 2017

Good movie!

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advocate4angels
Feb 18, 2014

It's probably my very favorite Christian Bale film. He's passionate and truly artistic in all that he does, but this movie clearly shows him at his very best! Thank you to all of the Vietnam Vets who served and gave their lives so that we can be free to live in a Democracy. God Bless my husband who at 42 years of age gave the ultimate for you and me!

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0cho
Feb 04, 2014

This is a very good Vietnam POW movie. Christian Bale and Steve Zahn give excellent performances. I would highly recommend you read a brief bio of the character that Bale plays, Dieter Dengler, he was a crazy outdoor survivalist guy and would have no problem living in the wild for a long time.

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Calvacade
Jan 17, 2014

Excellent film!

aaa5756 Nov 20, 2013

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one.

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velloxal
May 08, 2013

Action, action, action. It shows how one man can change everything. Without trying you fail already. Real hero and great example.

voisjoe1 May 08, 2013

Werner Herzog, director of the 1972 masterpiece “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” starring the crazed Klaus Kinski, directed “Rescue Dawn” starring another intense actor, Christian Bale. This movie is based on the true story of Dieter Dengler, American pilot who bombed villages in America’s secret war in Laos, before America got into the Vietnam war. After he was shot down he survived time in a cruel and rough POW camp in Laos. If you are interested in seeing how prisoners of war survive under harsh circumstances, then this is for you. Maybe Cheney and Bush got some of their torture ideas from situations like this. Much harsher than the movie "Papillon" starring Steve McQueen.

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docjnsuss
Apr 05, 2013

Based on true events Rescue Dawn is the story of a Navy pilot shot down over Laos at the beginning of the Vietnam offensive. At the time these missions were black ops to destroy enemy supply lines. Taken prisoner Dieter Dengler endured severe treatment until he and several other prisoners were able to escape. Once out of the prison camp the jungle and enemy soldiers became the next obstacle. According to others below Deiter ultimately committed suicide. Other than the fellow prisoner who died while he and Deiter were in the jungle the movie did not mention what happened to any of the other prisoners that escaped.

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neonkc
Dec 02, 2012

very good

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BookGoddess8
Oct 29, 2012

Great movie based on true story. Werner Herzog made a great film with great actors and a great story!
Funny, heartbreaking and scary! He hit all the emotions with this one.

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“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Nov 20, 2013

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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