Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Edward Zwick - Director
- Trailers: High Definition Theatrical Trailers
- Interactive Features:
- D-Box Motion Sensor Track
- Trivia Track
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 08/08/1996
"...Denzel Washington is a potent actor in peak form....COURAGE UNDER FIRE honors its subject and its audience..."
USA Today - 07/12/1996
"...Thoughtful. Intelligent. Moving. Provocative..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 08/09/1996
"...[Washington gives a] haunted, nearly implosive performance." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 06/24/1996
"...A carefully conceived, dramatically honorable picture that treats its subject with clarity and intelligence..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/12/1996
"...Intelligent, involving and serious....Lou Diamond Phillips gives an intense, focused performance..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/12/1996
"...Zwick's direction handles the many conflicting story possibilities with great clarity..."
Assigned to investigate and approve a killed-in-action helicopter pilot's candidacy to become the first female recipient of the congressional medal of honor, a disillusioned former Gulf War officer finds inconsistencies in the stories told by the late pilot's crew.
Character Study |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: July 12, 1996.
- Filmed in Texas and California.
- COURAGE UNDER FIRE features one of Matt Damon's first major screen roles.
- The film's multiple-point-of-view concept is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film RASHOMON. Martin Ritt's THE OUTRAGE is also patterned after Kurosawa's classic film.