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American Experience - Return With Honor
- Tom Hanks

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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.

Cast List

Terry Sanders - American Producer/Writer
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Freida Lee Mock - Documentary Filmmaker

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 841887050357
  • Genre: Television: PBS
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2005

Related Categories:
Movies > Education/General Interest
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Vietnam
War
Documentary
Military
History (Usa)

 
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Reviews:
"...Superb....An emotionally overwhelming chronicle of wartime horror..." - 02/12/1999 Entertainment Weekly, pp.56-58


"...Gripping....A celebration of courage..." - 06/11/1999 New York Times, p.E12


"...A heart-rending portrait of the strength, spirit and humanity that manages to grow under the most oppressive conditions..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 08/01/1999 Box Office, p.59


"...Stirring yet understated..." - 06/18/1999 Los Angeles Times, p.F13


"...The ingenuity of the prisoners is astonishing....[Told] simply and directly....The scenes of their homecoming are enormously affecting..." - 11/05/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.29

 
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