Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Arabic
  • Release date: July 12, 1996
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Trận Đánh Không Cân Sức
  • "Courage Under Fire" is an American movie directed by Ed Zwick and starring Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. and Margaret.Mary.Anne . It was released in North America on July 12, 1996. 
    This film is the first film on the theme of the Gulf War. It tells the story of a woman who died in a man’s war and Lieutenant Colonel Sellin traced the truth of the incident after returning to China. 


    • Release date July 12, 1996
    • Filming locations National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, USA
    • Production companies Fox 2000 Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment

    Box office


    $46,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Jolie 2021-12-22 08:01:27

      What can we afford

      The last time I watched a film crying, it should have been watching Armageddon Doomsday, Bruce Willis’s American-style heroic commercial film. The father sacrificed himself for his daughter’s lover. Team returned to the earth and sounded the ending song, lying on his side. I burst into tears on the bed, not for the sacrifice of the hero, but because the father was for the sacrifice of his daughter. It’s very strange that this kind of thing happened for a commercial movie. The old man was very...

    • By Gennaro 2021-12-22 08:01:27

      How "honoring" became: awarding

      First of all, explain that this article has nothing to do with the content: after

      reading the content introduction, there is a sentence: "Serving as an idle position in the delegation department", I really don't understand what kind of department the so-called "delegation" is.
      Search it on Baidu, there are 678 articles, but except for some "switches", they all use the same brief introduction of the film, which shows the power of communication in the Internet age.


    • By Javonte 2021-12-22 08:01:27

      Rashomon, Made in US

      I came across this movie because of Meg Ryan—want to see a different Meg Ryan... She has very few scenes, mostly flashed by, and even appeared in a different image—hehe , It can be regarded as reaching the original intention!
         Is it similar to "Rashomon"? Inaccurate! Because it is the "Rashomon"-Hollywood version... On the whole, the narrative structure of the film is basically the same as that of the previous film; the theme and the discussion of human nature are not in the slightest or...

    • By Viviane 2021-12-22 08:01:27

      The darkness and brilliance of human nature

      At first I thought it was a war movie, but the title is worth studying. Courage Under Fire, what kind of courage is this? As the plot gradually deepened, I realized that this is a film about human nature. Captain Walden and the actor Captain Sarin are clearly two people who would not have any intersection, but because of a war, they were connected with an investigation. In the process of Captain Sarin's investigation, the secret of Captain Watten's death was finally revealed.
      I couldn't...

    • By Vergie 2021-12-22 08:01:27

      Warning from U.S. military officers

      A very restrained movie, without crying or rhetoric, but rather sincere and deep.
      But what impressed me most was the remarks heard when the officer played by Meg Ryan accepted the rank
      everybody, in the end, I would like to remind everyone to command wisely
      dismissing the troops,
      warn them
      to protect with all their strength, to protect, and
      to judge, the
      most important thing is
      to be sincere. Sincerely
      use your full spirit

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    • By Johnny 2022-04-23 07:02:39

      solomon in war...

    • By Lottie 2022-04-23 07:02:39

      This is an American-style story of "smell the rites, know the shame and then be brave". Personally, I think it's very exciting from the telling to the performance. It includes the reflection on the behavior of "went and pretending to be wrong" and the redefinition of war...

    • By Jacques 2022-04-23 07:02:39

      It's a bit like Rashomon, but the various suspense and conflicts in the early stage were finally restored to a theme movie that was not very good. The tiger's head is not very big, and the snake's tail is...

    • By Olen 2022-04-23 07:02:39

      Restore a real war...

    • By Ruthe 2022-04-23 07:02:39

      The only bright spot is the person who plays the father of meg ryan in air america as the head of the cia. The person who played the Marine Corps machine gunner was a failure. The non-commissioned officer in the army was under the officer, and the crew in the helicopter and other vehicles was under the commander, which made his confession to be a lie and correct at first...

    Movie plot

    The Gulf War is going on fiercely. In the Iraqi occupation area of ​​Kuwait, a U.S. Army armored unit is assembled on standby. Due to darkness, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Sellin ( Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. ), the commander of the armored forces of the Army, gave the wrong order to destroy his tank, and his friend Baldwin died. After the battle, he was transferred back to Washington when the US military deliberately covered up the...
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    The film originally wanted to get a hand from the military, but after reading the script, the public relations department of the Ministry of National Defense rejected it on the grounds that "no one of our soldiers is a good person"   .
    The footage of the Iraq War was shot at Indian Cliffs Ranch, a suburb of El Paso, the westernmost city in Texas. After the shooting, many props stayed in the local area and became a landscape that...
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    Movie quotes

    • Joel Walden: [to LTC Serling, after Anne Marie saw him and ran away] Men dressed as you are came to the door to tell her her mother had died.

    • Nathaniel Serling: Will there be a public statement of the facts when the Al Bathra investigation is over sir?

      General Hershberg: There's been a decision not to release any of these findings until every case has been thoroughly reviewed.

      Nathaniel Serling: [pause] Well how long do you imagine that will be sir? I mean the next time I see Lieutenant Boylar's parents, I'd like to be able to tell them the whole truth.

      General Hershberg: Do you want to know how many grieving parents I had to deal with during Vietnam?

      Nathaniel Serling: With all due respect sir, this is not Vietnam. Lieutenant Boylar's tank was hit by uranium-depleted shells. We're the only country in the world that uses them. We got these reporters from the Washington Post sniffing around his parents, looking for the truth, and the only person that knows the truth is not allowed to say it because these investigators are dragging their backsides. Someone has got to be accountable for this.


      Nathaniel Serling: Sir.

    • The President: Few of us are given the opportunity, even fewer the courage to sacrifice ourselves for the lives of our comrades. In daily life, even as in battle each one of us is mysteriously and irrevocably bound to our fellow man. And yet, it is only in death that the power of this bond is finally tested and proven. And who among us really knows how he might respond when the moment comes?