- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2005
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Pbs (Direct)
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Widesceeen - 16.9
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 02/12/1999
"...Superb....An emotionally overwhelming chronicle of wartime horror..."
New York Times - 06/11/1999
"...Gripping....A celebration of courage..."
Box Office - 08/01/1999
"...A heart-rending portrait of the strength, spirit and humanity that manages to grow under the most oppressive conditions..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Los Angeles Times - 06/18/1999
"...Stirring yet understated..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/05/1999
"...The ingenuity of the prisoners is astonishing....[Told] simply and directly....The scenes of their homecoming are enormously affecting..."
A compelling portrait of a group of American pilots who were shot down over North Vietnam and became prisoners of war (P.O.W.) for nearly nine years. A true testament of heroism under extreme physical and psychological compulsion as told by the pilot's themselves, along with rare archival war footage. Produced and directed by Academy Award winning team Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders (MAYA LIN: A Strong Clear Vision) and presented by Tom Hanks (THE GREEN MILE) for PBS.