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    Added on: 24/9/2002 12:32
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    Hart`s War (UK)

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    Heroes Are Measured By What They Do
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 119 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Fourth generation war hero Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the camp`s highest-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honour alive in a place where honour is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous, ever-watchful eye of SS Major Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero`s resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentaries with Bruce Willis, director Gregory Hoblit, writer Billy Ray and producer David Foster
    Deleted scenes with director`s commentary
    Theatrical trailer
    Photo gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Gregory Hoblit

    Written By:

    Marcel Iures
    Cole Hauser
    Terrence Dashon Howard
    Colin Farrell
    Bruce Willis

    Casting By:
    Deborah Aquila

    Soundtrack By:
    Rachel Portman

    Director of Photography:
    Alar Kivilo

    David Rosenbloom

    Costume Designer:
    Elisabetta Beraldo

    Production Designer:
    Lilly Kilvert

    Arnold Rifkin
    David Ladd
    Gregory Hoblit
    Patricia Graf
    David Foster
    Stephen J. Eads

    Executive Producer:
    Wolfgang Glattes

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Saw this movie on rental just now. Its a great POW movie. The main plot is that a black man is falsely accused of murder in a German POW camp. The movie deals with issues of racism, morality, courage and honour.

    It is partly a military courtroom drama and comparisons are bound to be made with A Few Good Men. Although the latter is far better, this is a good attempt. The characters are pretty good. Colin Farrell steals the show and is the main star, Tom Hart. He shows quality acting skills and should go on to become quiet big. Bruce Willis is ok but no way near his best. We`ll see him next in the movie Tears Of The Sun which looks like a great movie.

    The Anamorphic Widescreen Picture was marvellous. Very crisp, clear and sharp. The sound is also excellent. As It is a POW movie and not an out and out war movie, you dont get as much action that would really test the quality of the sound. Extra wise its decent, a few commentaries, trailers, some good deleted scenes. Would have liked to see a documentary/making of.

    Overall a very good movie that everyone should rent out.
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 14:45