• Rescue Dawn (2007)

Rescue Dawn

Release Date: July 27th, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2007

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, Apichart Chusakul, Chaiyan "Lek" Chunsuttiwat, Teerawat "Ka-Ge" Mulvilai, Yuttana Muenwaja

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Historical drama , War

Production Co: Gibraltar Entertainment and Production LLC

Keywords: Quest, Gritty, 1960s, Escape

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    What a sweet collision is Rescue Dawn: the American psycho meets the German kook. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Christian Bale plays Dieter Dengler and this is one of the actor's most complex and compelling performances. show more

  • 100
    Walter AddiegoSan 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

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