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Rescue Dawn war movie

Rescue Dawn (2006, United States)

Categories: jungle movies POW camp movies

Rescue Dawn

Director: Werner Herzog

Czas: 125 minut

Laguages: English

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1970-01-01 / 1970-01-01

American pilot shot down over Laos is put into prisonder of war camp in the jungle, but soon he realizes that the only chance to survive is escape.

When his A-1 Skyraider plane is shot down over Laos in February 1966 American pilot (of German descent) Dieter Dengler survives the crash, but soon is captured by the local forces. He is put into small prisoners of war camp, where several other Americans are kept. The conditions are tough, Laotian guards brutal and with help of the others Dengler learns how to survive. But at some point he realizes that the only chance of survival is escape.

Film based on true story of Dieter Dengler, who survived the imprisonment in Laotian prisoners of war camp and after successful escape later was rescued by Americans. The plot is gripping and made with high realism, but there are some weak points when it comes to historical accuracy, f.e. in movie Dengler prepared the escape plan while in real story the plan war ready even before he arrived to the camp. But very good cast and good script created really realistic and involving war movie.

Our rating


Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

3 / 5

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Creators of Rescue Dawn

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Werner Herzog


Cast of Rescue Dawn

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Christian Bale

as Dieter Dengler

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Toby Huss

as Spook

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Pat Healy

as Norman

Events depicted in Rescue Dawn

Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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