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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

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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.

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Cast

Michael Moriarty
as Lt. Comdr. Williamson
Jeffrey Jones
as Maj. Fischer
Stephen Davies
as Capt. Robert Miles
Lawrence Pressman
as Col. Cathcart
Aki Aleong
as Maj. Ngo `Cat' Doc
John Diehl
as Murphy
Rick Fitts
as Capt. Turner
David Soul
as Maj. Oldham
Dave Smith
as Gregory
Ken Wright
as Kennedy
John Vargas
as Oliviera
Michael Russo
as Fidel the Cuban
Jesse Dabson
as Rasmussen
Bill Cakmis
as Considine
Peter Gray
as P.O.W.
Le Tuan
as Militia Officer
Peter Pan
as Peasant Farmer
Augustine Lam
as Turnkey #1
Joseph Hieu
as Turnkey #2
April Tran
as Turnkey #3
Bill Lee
as Major Ngiap
D. Paul Thomas
as Shipboard Journalist
Ron Barker
as Production Reporter
Marii Mak
as Hanoi Hilton
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The film's prisoners of war are so familiar and stereotypical as characters that this Vietnam movie feels like a genre item.

July 12, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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