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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Bruce Willis
Monica Bellucci
Cole Hauser
Eamonn Walker
Johnny Messner
Nick Chinlund
Charles Ingram (III)
Paul Francis (II)
Chad Smith (II)
Tom Skerritt
Malick Bowens
Awaovieyi Agie
Akosua Busia
Hadar Busia-Singleton
Ida Onyango
Fabrice Yahve Habimana Jr.
Sammi Rotibi
Benjamin Ochieng
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Fionnula Flanagan
Movie Details
Director Antoine Fuqua
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 116 mins
Country USA
Color Color
While it offers nothing new to the military action genre, Tears of the Sun distinguishes itself with fine acting, expert craftsmanship, and seriousness of purpose. Its familiar "extraction mission" plot is essentially similar to that of Black Hawk Down, involving a crack team of U.S. Special Ops commandos struggling to rescue innocent missionaries amidst the bloody horror of Nigerian ethnic cleansing. With Bruce Willis as their grizzled, no-nonsense commander, the skillful team enters a hot zone that gets even hotter when their "package"--an American national (Monica Bellucci) who runs the isolated mission--demands that 70 Nigerian villagers be included in the rescue. Willis's uneasy conscience leads him to defy orders and expand his mission, and in an ambitious follow up to Training Day, director Antoine Fuqua escalates tension and strike-force with considerable emotional impact. Originally considered as a potential entry in Willis's Die Hard series, and released on the eve of America's war with Iraq, Tears of the Sun admirably avoids jingoism with its rousing story of personal good vs. political evil. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 204
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Amazon UK
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.77:1
UPC (Barcode) 5035822271739
Release Date 16.02.2004
Subtitles Arabic; Dutch; English; French; Hindi
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1