The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

The Hanoi Hilton


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Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of American servicemen who are prisoners at the detention camp. He assumes command after Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman) is dragged off to be tortured.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lionel Chetwynd
On DVD: Nov 11, 2008


as Lt. Comdr. Williamso...

as Maj. Fischer

as Capt. Robert Miles

as Col. Cathcart

as Maj. Ngo `Cat' Doc

as Murphy

as Capt. Turner

as Maj. Oldham

as Gregory

as Kennedy

as Oliviera

as Fidel the Cuban

as Rasmussen

as Considine

as P.O.W.

as Militia Officer

as Peasant Farmer

as Turnkey #1

as Turnkey #2

as Turnkey #3

as Major Ngiap

as Shipboard Journalist

as Production Reporter

as Hanoi Hilton

as Guard
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Full Review… | October 8, 2009
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film's prisoners of war are so familiar and stereotypical as characters that this Vietnam movie feels like a genre item.

Full Review… | July 12, 2011

March 26, 2005

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