Courage Under Fire Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

Summary: The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. LT Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm is assigned to investigate and award her the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to be question whether she deserves it.
Runtime: 117 min
Rating: Rated R for war violence and language.
Production: Fox 2000 Pictures
Genres: Action, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 26, 2000
Director Credit
Edward Zwick Director
Writer Credit
Patrick Sheane Duncan Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Denzel Washington Nat Serling
Meg Ryan Karen Walden
Cast Credit
Armand Darrius Robins
Bronson Pinchot Bruno
Lou Diamond Phillips Monfriez
Mark Adair-Rios Bobcat 5
Matt Damon Ilario
Michael Moriarty General Hershberg
Regina Taylor Meredith Serling
Scott Glenn Gartner
Sean Astin Patella
Seth Gilliam Altameyer
Tim Guinee Rady
Tim Ransom Boylar
Zeljko Ivanek Banacek
Producer Credit
David T. Friendly Producer
Debra Martin Chase Executive Producer
John Davis Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
Joseph Singer Producer
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