A Case of Honor (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Drama, War


A Case of Honor (1989) Poster

Filipino actor Eddie Romero directs this arresting drama set during the Vietnam War. A handful of prisoners escape their captors but have to make their way through the thicket of the Vietnamese jungle.


3.9/10
104

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


20 April 2020 | junk_78
6
| Much better than expected
I just watched a copy of this, and I cannot believe it's sitting at below 4 at the moment. This was a really well put together story about Vietnam POWs attempting to escape to the Philippines. While it has a cast and crew of mostly unknowns, it appeared to have a much higher budget than most other cheaply made Filipino movies. The film stock is very high quality, and there are several large explosions, many aircraft, and lots of gunplay. I like that there were several different personalties among the prisoners such a the Jesus freak, the snitch, the genius, the junkie, the leader, the hippie, and they all play off each other nicely. Before the escape the prisoners befriend and elect to rescue several Russian and Vietnamese prostitutes who were servicing the soldiers holding them captive, and the ladies make a nice addition to the team. While escaping through the jungle the party stumbles upon a crashed Air America / CIA prop plane that just so happens to be completely loaded with food, weapons, and engineering equipment. With some help from an indigenous Vietnamese tribe, It then becomes the mission to hold back the enemy, repair the plane, and escape. While it is a "war movie", this film doesn't take itself as seriously as Platoon or Saving Private Ryan. The writing is more akin to an Indiana Jones movie, and there are several moments of comic relief. I highly recommend this movie if you're looking for something outside of Hollywood, yet still has a big budget look.


Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

1 May 1989

Language

English


Country of Origin

Philippines

Filming Locations

Philippines

Contribute to this page

The Best TV and Movies to Watch in March

Read our editors' picks for the movies and shows we're watching in March, including "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Boss Level, and Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Browse our picks

A History of Golden Globe Winning Drama Performances

Take a look back at the talented actors and actresses who took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama since the category was created in 1951.

See the full gallery

The Essential Eddie Murphy Watchlist

As we prepare for the return of Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America, we present our guide to comic legend Eddie Murphy's essential films and where to watch them.

Watch the video

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com