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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
During the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. Interned in a POW camp, Dengler and his fellow prisoners (Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies) endure torture, hunger and illness while they await their chance to escape.

Cast: Christian Bale , Steve Zahn , Jeremy Davies , Galen Yuen , Abhijati "Meuk" Jusakul , Chaiyan "Lek" Chunsuttiwat , Teerawat "Ka-Ge" Mulvilai , Yuttana Muenwaja

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: War, Historical drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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Release Date: July 4th, 2007|2 hr. 5 min.

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fan reviews ( 18 )
  • 100
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An old-fashioned prisoner-of-war movie that becomes much more because of writer-director Werner Herzog's admiration for the remarkable true story of its protagonist, Dieter Dengler. show more

  • 63
    USA Today

    This is all about escape. And as prison-break movies go, Rescue ranks among the best. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bale is extraordinary, grinning like a kid, displaying wily intelligence, sinewy resolve and spirit - and a bit of craziness, too. show more

  • July 11, 2008 terry
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    when things get tough ask yourself what would dieter do

  • May 22, 2008 drakeypoo2012
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    a sad but true story, that will almost make u cry. christan bale and steve zahn give award winning performances. in a movie that should of been nominated for a emmy.

  • May 22, 2008 daveirenesj
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    After watching the special features, I wanted to watch it agian. To all the haters--This movie was actually filmed in the jungle, and some of the actors came across snakes ect. The scene where he gets caught, there were poisonious snails in the water. This movie was based completly on that man's diary and interviews. That is why some think that it is boring. Sorry-he didn't write about large explosions and a big war scene in his escape.

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