The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - POW Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 27, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of American servicemen who are prisoners at the detention camp. He assumes command after Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman) is dragged off to be tortured.

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war, atrocity, espionage, killing, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA, prison, revenge, revolution, survivor