We were soldiers

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Screenwriter Randall Wallace, a specialist in sweeping historical epics, steps behind the camera for this fact-based Vietnam War drama that reunites him with his Braveheart (1995) star Mel Gibson. Gibson is Lt. Col. Hal Moore, commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, the same regiment fatefully led by George Armstrong Custer. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to an action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Drang Valley, an area that would come to be known as the "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as men like Moore, chopper pilot Bruce Crandall (Greg Kinnear), and Lt. Henry Herrick (Marc Blucas) refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life. The film co-stars Madeleine Stowe, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, and Sam Elliott. We Were Soldiers is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (retired) and UPI reporter Joe Galloway (played in the film by Barry Pepper). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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Grouping Titlewe were soldiers
Grouping Authorparamount pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Boyd, Michael T.
Davey, Bruce.
Duong, Don, 1957-2011.
Elliott, Sam, 1944-
Galloway, Joseph L.
Gibson, Mel.
Glennie-Smith, Nick.
Hoy, William.
Hurst, Ryan, 1976-
Kinnear, Greg, 1963-
Klein, Chris, 1979-
McEveety, Stephen.
Moore, Harold G., 1922-2017.
Pepper, Barry, 1970-
Russell, Keri, 1976-
Sanders, Tom (Production designer)
Semler, Dean, 1943-
Stowe, Madeleine.
Wallace, Randall.
author2-roleBoyd, Michael T.
Davey, Bruce.
Duong, Don,1957-2011.
Elliott, Sam,1944-
Galloway, Joseph L.We were soldiers once... and young.
Gibson, Mel.
Glennie-Smith, Nick.
Hoy, William.
Hurst, Ryan,1976-
Icon Productions.
Kinnear, Greg,1963-
Klein, Chris,1979-
McEveety, Stephen.
Moore, Harold G.,1922-2017.We were soldiers once-and young.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Pepper, Barry,1970-
Russell, Keri,1976-
Sanders, Tom(Production designer)
Semler, Dean,1943-
Stowe, Madeleine.
Wallace, Randall.
Wheelhouse Entertainment (Firm)
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Feature films
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965 -- Drama
Video recordings
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Drama
title_displayWe were soldiers
title_fullWe were soldiers [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Icon Productions present an Icon/Wheelhouse Entertainment production, a Randall Wallace film ; producers, Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety, Randall Wallace ; written for the screen and directed by Randall Wallace
title_shortWe were soldiers
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965
Vietnam War, 1961-1975