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R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
During the 1991 Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) accidentally caused a friendly fire incident, a mistake that was hushed up by his superiors. Following the war, he is assigned to investigate the case of Army Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), killed in action when her Medevac unit was attempting to rescue the crew of a downed helicopter. But, as Serling interviews the members of Walden's crew, he realizes their stories about the incident don't add up.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Meg Ryan , Lou Diamond Phillips , Michael Moriarty , Bronson Pinchot , Seth Gilliam , Regina Taylor , Zeljko Ivanek

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Release Date: July 12th, 1996|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In Washington's haunted eyes, in the stunning cinematography of Roger Deakins (Fargo) that plunges into the mad flare of combat, in the plot that deftly turns a whodunit into a meditation on character and in Zwick's persistent questioning of authority, Courage Under Fire honors its subject and its audience. show more

  • 88
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Denzel Washington is riveting. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    A film that wins on 'Courage' of its convictions. {12 July 1996, p. D1] show more

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