Rescue Dawn Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

Summary: In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the plane of the German-American pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally ill prisoners. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal split the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison.
Runtime: 126 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture.
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 20, 2007
Director Credit
Werner Herzog Director
Writer Credit
Werner Herzog Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Christian Bale Dieter Dengler
Cast Credit
Brad Carr U.S. Navy Pilot
Chorn Solyda Walkie Talkie
Fran├žois Chau Province Governor
GQ Farkas
James Oliver Jet Pilot
Kriangsak Ming-olo Jumbo
Marshall Bell Admiral
Mr. Yuttana Muenwaja Crazy Horse
Pat Healy Norman
Saichia Wongwiroj Pathet Lao Guard
Somkuan 'Kuan' Siroon Nook The Rook
Teerawat Mulvilai Little Hitler
Toby Huss Spook
Zach Grenier Squad Leader
Producer Credit
Adam W. Rosen Associate Producer
Elie Samaha Executive Producer
Elton Brand Producer
Freddy Braidy Executive Producer
Gerald Green Executive Producer
Harry Knapp Producer
Jeff Geoffray Associate Producer
Jimmy de Brabant Executive Producer
Kami Naghdi Executive Producer
Michael Dounaev Executive Producer
Nick N. Raslan Executive Producer
Robyn Klein Associate Producer
Steve Marlton Producer
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