: : : Hart's War

Story

Anyone who appreciates subtle tension will enjoy this World War II prison-camp drama, based on John Katzenbach's novel, in which honor, courage, and sacrifice are revealed in unexpected ways. Bruce Willis plays the ranking U.S. prisoner in a Nazi POW camp, joined in December 1944 by a law-student lieutenant (up-and-coming star Colin Farrell) who'd been captured despite his father's powerful military connections. When a black pilot (Terrence Dashon Howard) from the famous Tuskeegee airmen is falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner, Farrell tries his case and discovers the real motivation behind Willis's kangaroo court. While combining elements of Stalag 17 and The Great Escape, director Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear, Frequency) spices this moral dilemma with well-crafted suspense and a rousing dogfight sequence, but the human drama remains muted despite fine, understated performances by Willis, Farrell, and Howard. An escape thriller with an ethical twist, Hart's War works best as a study of heroism under extraordinary circumstances. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Bruce WillisCol. William A. McNamara
Colin FarrellLt. Thomas W. Hart
Terrence HowardLt. Lincoln A. Scott
Cole HauserStaff Sgt. Vic W. Bedford
Marcel IuresCol. Werner Visser
Linus RoacheCapt. Peter A. Ross
Vicellous Reon ShannonLt. Lamar T. Archer
Maury SterlingPfc. Dennis A. Gerber
Sam JaegerCapt. R.G. Sisk
Scott Michael CampbellCpl. Joe S. Cromin
Rory CochraneSgt. Carl S. Webb
Sebastian TillingerPvt. Bert D. 'Moose' Codman
Rick RavanelloMaj. Joe Clary
Adrian GrenierPvt. Daniel E. Abrams
Michael WestonPfc. W. Roy Potts
Joe SpanoCol. J.M. Lange
Sam WorthingtonCpl. B.J. 'Depot' Guidry
Brad HuntPvt. G.H. 'Cookie' Bell
Michael LandesMaj. M.F. Giannetti

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 125 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 15, 2002
    EuropeMay 24, 2002
    JapanSep 28, 2002
    AustraliaMay 30, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 9, 2002
Buy Now $  Compare Prices
Hart's War mini icon
0 / 10
Rate
(0.1801/d/web6)