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USA: MGM Distribution
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Marshall Bell, Craig Gellis, GQ, Zach Grenier, Pat Healy, Toby Huss, François Chau, Bonnie Z Hutchinson
Director: Werner Herzog
USA & UK: 125 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language and moderate violence
USA Release Date: 27 July 2007 (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 13 July 2007 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 4 July 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: Autumn 2007
RESCUE DAWN is based on the true story of Deiter Dengler, a German-born US Air Force pilot who is shot down and crash lands in enemy territory during the illegal bombing of Laos and Vietnam in 1966. Captured he ends up in a Viet Cong prison camp during the Vietnam war but somehow manages to organise and escape for a group of POWs.
The film is based on the director Werner Herzog's acclaimed 1997 documentary, Little Dieter Needs to Fly.