Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Biography, Drama

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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.




  • Christian Bale and Werner Herzog in Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Jeremy Davies in Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Alexa Havins at an event for Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Christian Bale and Werner Herzog in Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Christian Bale and Werner Herzog in Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Christian Bale at an event for Rescue Dawn (2006)

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Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog

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11 April 2019 | omkar1984
| Straightforward and impressive.
A no-nonsense(no bragging about 'Uncle Sam') and sombre depiction of a spasming survival. While the film has a few disturbing historical inaccuracies, the whole experience is gripping. I guess after 'Platoon', I was impressed by this movie's jungle 'fear-factor', the cinematography deserves applause. The background score gives justice to the setting of the movie. Christian Bale has put his heart into the role and well supported by the rest of the cast. There are these rare 'straight stories' that make a mark in a gentleman's way, this movie is one ...

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Release Date:

27 July 2007


English, Lao, Vietnamese

Country of Origin

USA, Luxembourg

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,326 8 July 2007

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