Yes, of course, we all know that they are special, but the movie relies in the interplay between the missing Col. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Even your younger audience is becoming miltech-literates and will catch this. Neither man understands the other's language. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route based on golf courses he has played.
Hambleton is lost and alone, but manages to make radio contact with the pilot of a Cessna that is flying in the area. Along the way however, he has to face enemy forces and the death of some of his fellow soldiers. Colonel is in enemy territory and conversations he has with his allies are heard by the opponents. Hambledon has a bead on him but then shakes his head in disgust and looks away without firing. Sometimes, it takes friendship, patience and teamwork. Lieutenant Colonel Gene Hambleton is the only survivor of the crash of an electronic warfare plane.
Because the area he finds himself in is so secluded, Hambleton chooses to search for safer territory with help from Clark, as the two devise a series of codes that involve golf courses that both men are familiar with. The story, as I understand it, is based on fact, but I don't know how much of it is factual. Use direct links to download or Watch Online. As an actor he may have more range than he's usually given credit for. Danny Glover is Captain Clark, a search and rescue pilot who locates Hambleton and stays in contact with him for several days, leading him towards a position where he can be picked up.
The rescue of Hambleton is an intense ordeal that takes several days to complete thanks to the obstacles that American forces and Hambleton must contend with from the North Vietnamese. This film is based upon that event, via a book that I believe is a fictionalized version of the actual events. The code keeps Hambleton's enemies from discovering his whereabouts and bides him more time. Action fans will find lots of exploding fireballs if that's what they're looking for. Hambleton is forced to bail out when his plane is shot down over enemy territory and struggles to stay alive.
Not that he's given trite lines in the part. Petty Officer Nguyen Van Kiet took a sampan in to pick up Colonel Hambleton, after repeated attempts failed, with major losses of helicopters and men. I can't emphasize too strongly how much tragedy Hackman invests his lines with. Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant and Erich Anderson costar in this classic. Not knowing what to expect, we decided to take a chance watching it on cable when it was shown the other night; it was a complete surprise.
Through the pilot's window is a glimpse of a parking lot with multiple cars, including a blue and a white car very visible through the trees. Sometimes I wonder if some of us have forgotten just how lousy an experience war is for everyone involved -- for us, for our opponents, and for the civilians drawn willy nilly into it. He is 53 years old and has spent most of his life in the military. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route based on golf courses he has played. Hambleton on the ground and Capt. Lieutenant Norris was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Written by Trivia The true story's ending was quite different.
Genres: Drama , War Actors: Gene Hackman , Danny Glover , Jerry Reed , David Marshall Grant , Clayton Rohner , Erich Anderson , Joe Dorsey , Michael Ng , Theodore Chan Woei-Shyong , Don Ruffin , Scott Howell , Michael Raden , Timothy Fitzgerald , Stuart B. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. He understands what Hambledon's getting at -- but what is there to say? He's your normal military men, an expert on electronic countermeasures. Before he knows it, stumbling through the bush, he finds an empty hootch. The film relies on visual effects, that are not to be confused with the incredible special effects that we have seen in other movies.
The acting is superlative, from all involved. The action is usually nothing more than a means to an end. The movie uses its gritty locations to convey the difficulties that a military rescue truly faces. Gene Hackman is an actor that always proj…. The pilot turns out to be Captain Bartholomew Clark, who becomes the key figure in getting Hambleton rescued.