We were soldiers
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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|Grouped Work ID||a33c0c97-1476-2ce1-4535-d99221f2bc58|
|Grouping Title||we were soldiers|
|Grouping Author||paramount pictures|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-25 14:39:04PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-25 14:40:02PM|
|auth_author2||Boyd, Michael T.|
Duong, Don, 1957-2011.
Elliott, Sam, 1944-
Galloway, Joseph L.
Hurst, Ryan, 1976-
Kinnear, Greg, 1963-
Klein, Chris, 1979-
Moore, Harold G., 1922-2017.
Pepper, Barry, 1970-
Russell, Keri, 1976-
Sanders, Tom (Production designer)
Semler, Dean, 1943-
|author2-role||Boyd, Michael T.|
Galloway, Joseph L.We were soldiers once... and young.
Moore, Harold G.,1922-2017.We were soldiers once-and young.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Sanders, Tom(Production designer)
Wheelhouse Entertainment (Firm)
|available_at_montrose||MRLD Montrose Branch|
|detailed_location_montrose||MRLD Montrose DVD|
|display_description||Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "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 the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life.|
|owning_library_montrose||Montrose Regional Library District|
|owning_location_montrose||MRLD Montrose Branch|
|series||Widescreen DVD collection|
|series_with_volume||Widescreen DVD collection||
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965 -- Drama
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Drama
|title_display||We were soldiers|
|title_full||We 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_short||We were soldiers|
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965
Vietnam War, 1961-1975