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Posted on 11/05/2004 5:39:27 PM PST by Libloather
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott
Rating: TV-14-V , CC
Friday, November 5th @ 9pm(ET)
In a place soon to be known as The Valley of Death, in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray, Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and 400 young fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, all troopers from an elite American combat division, were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history. We Were Soldiers Once...And Young is a tribute to the nobility of those men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another.
Friday, November 5th @ 9pm(ET)
Saturday, November 6th @ 8pm(ET)
Saturday, November 6th @ 10:30pm(ET)
Sunday, November 7th @ 8pm(ET)
Wednesday, November 10th @ 8pm(ET)
Wednesday, November 10th @ 10:30pm(ET)
Will tape it and watch it.
Excellent film...very accurate and well made. Kudos to Mel Gibson & ICON Productions.
Get the DVD. You won't regret it. Have a box of tissues on standby. First movie that ever got to me.
Watch for the closing credits! The music is "Mansions of the Lord" (hymn sung at Ronald Reagan's funeral).
Thanks for the ping, I caught it in the theater, and I've been watching the teaser on TV. We will definitely have it on this weekend.
Shotokan has it right...have the tissues ready. There are scenes that will rip your heart out. They're balanced with some fantastic humor from Sergeant Major Plumley (Sam Elliot).
I've seen it. Have it on DVD in fact. Very good movie.
I own it on DVD. My father was in the 1/5 1st Cav. (Airmobile)...
The critics can say what they will, but Mel Gibson has been associated with some movies that get to me- this is one of them. There are some FReepers who were actually at Ia Drang, and if you didn't realize what they went through for us then, this film will bring it home to you.
(BTW, I first saw this film while my son was home on leave... it was actually unsettling for a dad whose only kid was headed back to Iraq within two weeks. And maybe it was supposed to be.)
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This movie is incredible.
It will be awesome watching this again knowing the results of our last election!
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I saw it at the theatre with another Vet. I ain't ashamed to say I was crying as I left the show.
It is an understatement to say that Mel Gibson is a gifted and powerful filmmaker.
GREAT GIBSON MOVIE!!!!
In this movie he tries to make amends for what his father did.
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I truly hope your son is safe & sound.
I've waited to see it - because I was in Kentucky watching my kiddo graduate Army boot camp - the very same day the film was released...
I've been in some very nasty combat, but nothing, nothing like this. Great movie about a great Army unit.
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