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We Were Soldiers

2002 film by Randall Wallace

We Were Soldiers

Released 2002 (20 years, 6 months ago)

Director Randall Wallace
Duration 106 minutes
Genre war film and film adaptation
Composer Nick Glennie-Smith
Production company Icon Productions
Country of origin Germany and United States of America
Screenwriter Randall Wallace
Producer Bruce Davey and Stephen McEveety

About We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers, directed by Randall Wallace and released in 2002, is a gripping war film that tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. Starring Mel Gibson as Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, the film depicts the bravery and sacrifice of American soldiers as they fight against overwhelming odds in a brutal and bloody conflict.

Wallace's direction is masterful, capturing the chaos and confusion of battle while also highlighting the humanity of the soldiers involved. Gibson delivers a powerful performance as Moore, a leader who cares deeply for his men and is willing to put himself in harm's way to protect them. The supporting cast, including Sam Elliott and Barry Pepper, also turn in strong performances.

The film is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, both of whom were involved in the battle. The filmmakers worked closely with the authors to ensure that the film was as accurate as possible, and the result is a harrowing and emotional portrayal of one of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War.

Overall, We Were Soldiers is a must-see for fans of war films and anyone interested in the history of the Vietnam War. It is a powerful and moving tribute to the soldiers who fought and died in this conflict, and a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who serve in the military.


- Ebert, R. (2002, March 1). We Were Soldiers.

- We Were Soldiers. (n.d.). IMDb.

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