Heroes Of War Collection: Soldier's Stories
Men Of Honor (2000)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert De Niro "deliver powerhouse performances" (Chicago Tribune) in this triumphant epic inspired by the life of Carl Brashear.
Men of Honor tells the courageous tale of an African-American sailor (Gooding) who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer (De Niro) and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl's iron will is never broken. Against all odds, he pushes on to achieve the impossible in an incredible finish that will leave you cheering.
Courage Under Fire (1996)
When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself f-rced to confront his own tormenting demons. Matt Damon co-stars in this powerful and provocative drama.
Just released from the base stockade, recruit Roland Bozz (Farrell) joins a platoon of young soldiers preparing to ship out to Vietnam. Bozz's independence and outright defiance draws fire from his own men as well as commanding officers. But when the platoon is sent to Tigerland, a hellish training ground that is the last stop before Vietnam, Bozz's leadership and loyalty brings his men together - triggering extraordinary consequences.
Hot newcomer Colin Farrell delivers a "star-making performance" - (ABC TV) and is a winner of the Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics in this riveting action film from acclaimed director Joel Schumacher.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
A powerful frontline cast - combining Hollywood's biggest names with its newest young stars - explodes into action as a U.S. infantry unit battles for control on Guadalcanal in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Terrence Malick), The Thin Red Line is an unparalleled cinematic masterpiece that Gene Siskel called "brilliant... a terrific achievement...the finest contemporary war film!"