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Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog returns to direct his first feature since 2001's Invincible with this dramatic action film inspired by his own 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly and detailing the escape efforts of a German-American pilot who was taken as a prisoner-of-war after being shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War. When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) escaped death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were only beginning. Subsequently taken captive by the enemy and forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp, Dengler and his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape that would later inspire one of Germany's most accomplished directors to capture the remarkable tale on camera. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 4, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
San Diego Film Critics Association Christian Bale Body of Work 2007 Winner
Golden Satellite Award Christian Bale Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Steve Zahn Best Supporting Male 2007 Nominee

Cast

Christian Bale
as Dieter Dengler
Steve Zahn
as Duane Martin
Jeremy Davies
as Gene
Zach Grenier
as Squad Leader
Yuttana Muenwaja
as Crazy Horse
Kriangsak Ming-Olo
as Jumbo
Teerawat Mulvilai
as Little Hitler
Abhijati Jusakul
as Phisit
Chaiyan (Lek) Chunsuttiwat
as Procet
Galen Yuen
as Y.C.
GQ
as Farkas
François Chau
as Province Governor
Craig Gellis
as Corporal
Pat Healy
as Norman
Toby Huss
as Spook
Evan Jones
as Lessard
Somkuan "Kuan" Siroon
as Indian
Marshall Bell
Toby Huss
as Spook
Somkuan "Kuan" Siroon
as Indian
Evan Jones
as Lessard
Pat Healy
as Norman
Craig Gellis
as Corporal
François Chau
as Province Governor
GQ
as Farkas

Crew

Werner Herzog
Director
Werner Herzog
Producer
Elton Brand
Producer
Harry Knapp
Producer
Steve Marlton
Producer
Werner Herzog
Screenwriter
Peter Zeitlinger
Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Bini
Editor
Adam Rosen
Associate Producer
Robyn Klein
Associate Producer
Nick Raslin
Executive Producer
Gerald Green
Executive Producer
Elie Samaha
Executive Producer
Freddy Braidy
Executive Producer
Annie Dunn
Costume Designer
Paul Paragon
Sound/Sound Designer
Eyde Belasco
Casting
Chris Carnel
Stunts Coordinator
Christopher F. Woods
Visual Effects Producer
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