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When Hell Was in Session (1979)

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Made for television, When Hell Was in Session is the true story of Navy commander Jeremiah Denton here played by Hal Holbrook. Shot down during a bombing mission over Vietnam in 1965, Denton endured nearly eight horrendous years as a POW. The plot details Denton's efforts to organize a resistance movement among his fellow prisoners. The film concludes with a powerful re-enactment of Denton's homecoming, as originally seen by millions of American televiewers in 1973. Based on the book by Denton and Ed Brandt, When Hell Was in Session debuted October 8, 1979 ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Hal Holbrook
as Cmdr. Jeremiah A. Denton
Eva Marie Saint
as Jane Denton
Mako
as Maj. Bai
Ronny Cox
as Maj. Frank Perrin
Renne Jarrett
as Nancy Tschudy
Richard Evans
as Lieutenant Alec Vardis
James Hong
as Nguyen
Tom Bower
as Lieutenant Jim Norton
Stephen Keep
as Lieutenant Bill Grainger
Paul Mantee
as Capt. Brown
Rod Browning
as Ed Brandt
Rod McCary
as T.V. Host
Ric Carrott
as Lt. Hadley
Emily Banks
as Betty Phillips
Tom Kindle
as Lt. William Tschudy
Kathryn Daley
as Frances Parker
Nicole Eggert
as Mary Beth Denton #2
Tom Martin
as Gordon
Dorothy Dells
as Woman Shopper
Bill Saito
as Head Guard
Rad Daly
as Bill Denton
Steve Shaw
as Jim Denton
Hal Fishman
as 1st Newscaster
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