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Bat 21

Item Number: 1179VI2766
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
Copyright Statement
2000 MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Number of Media
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • Existence: 1988

General Note / OCR

Only the bravest of men risk their lives to save others! In this 'suspenseful and engrossing action tale' (Boxoffice) based on a true-life rescue story, Oscar winner Gene Hackman (Unforgiven), and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) portray a pair or valiant American soldiers up against impossible odds for survival and rescue within war-torn Vietnam. After his reconnaissance plane is shot down behind enemy lines in Vietnam, Lt. Colonel Hambleton (Hackman), a career soldier who's used to calling the shots from behind a desk, must now figure out a way to survive in the jungle! Luckily for him, he manages to establish radio contact with an Air Force Pilot, Bird-Dog (Glover), who makes it his mission to save his stranded comrade. To plan the dangerous rescue, the two soldiers communicate by secret code. But when the enemy intercepts their messages, it's only a matter of time before the code is broken...leaving both men at risk of being caught and imprisoned.

Pub Credit Line
1179VI2766, Michael Cook Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Jan 2010 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]