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Tears of the Sun (2003)
USA / English
"He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them. "
Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.
Bruce Willis Lieutenant A.K. Waters
Monica Bellucci Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks
Cole Hauser James 'Red' Atkins
Eamonn Walker Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew
Johnny Messner Kelly Lake
Nick Chinlund Michael 'Slo' Slowenski
Charles Ingram Demetrius 'Silk' Owens
Paul Francis Danny 'Doc' Kelley
Chad Smith Jason 'Flea' Mabry
Tom Skerritt Captain Bill Rhodes
Malick Bowens Colonel Idris Sadick
Awaovieyi Agie Musa
Akosua Busia Patience
Hadar Busia-Singleton Amaka
Ida Onyango Lasana
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Producer: Ian Bryce,Mike Lobell,Arnold Rifkin
Writer: Alex Lasker,Patrick Cirillo
Very worthwhile movie...give it a try.
Hmmm...where do I start? Should I point out to a recent reviewer, who sarcastically pointed out that Nigeria has an air force and could have bombed the group fleeing through the jungle, that the "bad guys" are rebels, not government forces? Since the rebels just killed everyone in the President's family, they probably scared off the government pilots, too. (Sorry...couldn't resist.)

And since when was a movie so horribly, horribly bad because it couldn't be filmed in the actual location? So what if this was filmed somewhere other than Nigeria? And so what if the music was not "authentic Nigerian music"? I don't remember a title card at the beginning of the movies saying it's a National Geographic documentary.

This is a good movie. Less action than many war movies and less thought than some political dramas. There are good and bad people of all races. There's tension and there are explosions and gunfire. There is ample opportunity to reflect on what mankind is capable of doing to each other for political reasons.

Give it a chance and I think you'll enjoy it. Better yet, I think you'll be sombered by it.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Lisa Gerrard
Running time: 121 min / 142 min (director's cut)
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3