Return With Honor


1h 41m 1998

Brief Synopsis

The compelling and painful stories of American pilots who became prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict. The film mixes first-person accounts, American news footage, and never before seen footage from the archives of North Vietnam to reveal the horrors of captivity, the brutality of mental/phy

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
War
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Ocean Releasing
Location
United States; Hanoi, Vietnam

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

The compelling and painful stories of American pilots who became prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict. The film mixes first-person accounts, American news footage, and never before seen footage from the archives of North Vietnam to reveal the horrors of captivity, the brutality of mental/physical torture, and the very limits of the human will to survive.

Crew

Everett Alvarez

Special Thanks To

Everett Alvarez

Other

Rick Angellea

Sound Recordist

Mimi Arrett

Sound

Chuck Baldock

Special Thanks To

Don Barrett

Special Thanks To

Bill Baugh

Special Thanks To

Mary Baugh

Special Thanks To

Charles Bernstein

Music

Trevor Bezdek

Special Thanks To

Ron Bliss

Special Thanks To

Ron Bliss

Other

Dave Burroughs

Special Thanks To

Greg Byers

Editor

Robert Cameron

Archival Footage

William Cartwright

Special Thanks To

Fred Cherry

Special Thanks To

A P Clark

Special Thanks To

Geoff Clark

Sound

Richard Coppock

Special Thanks To

George Day

Special Thanks To

Jerry Denton

Other

Jerry Denton

Special Thanks To

Robert Doubek

Special Thanks To

Robert C Doyle

Consultant

Jerry Driscoll

Special Thanks To

John Fer

Special Thanks To

Paul Galanti

Special Thanks To

Phyllis Galanti

Special Thanks To

Dr. Joseph Galena

Special Thanks To

Lisa Gewerth

Production Associate

Jim Gilchrist

Sound Recordist

Lee Greenwood

Song

Guy Grutters

Special Thanks To

Tom Hanks

Producer

Doug Hegdahl

Special Thanks To

Douglas Hegdahl

Other

Eric Hoeschen

Rerecording

Bart Holaday

Special Thanks To

Dr. Luu Trong Hong

Consultant

Don Houghtaling

Consultant

Lee Humiston

Special Thanks To

Carlos Isais

Other

Mark Johnson

Special Thanks To

Sam Johnson

Special Thanks To

Shirley Johnson

Special Thanks To

Michael Joncas

Song

Warren Langley

Special Thanks To

Patty Lee

Assistant Camera Operator

Rick Maclane

Other

Henrietta Madison

Special Thanks To

Tom Madison

Special Thanks To

Edward Marritz

Other

Edward Marritz

Cinematographer

John Mccain

Special Thanks To

John Mccain

Other

Larry Mccracken

Special Thanks To

Charlie Mcgovern

Other

Marlene Mcgrath

Special Thanks To

Mike Mcgrath

Special Thanks To

George Mcknight

Special Thanks To

Kevin Mcmanus

Special Thanks To

Tom Mcnish

Special Thanks To

Yona Mcnish

Special Thanks To

Ed Mechenbier

Special Thanks To

Larry Michalski

Special Thanks To

Freida Lee Mock

Screenplay

Freida Lee Mock

Producer

Reyna Morenoff

Special Thanks To

Chuck Neely

Audio Consultant

Nguyen Van Nhan

Special Thanks To

Bruce Nolte

Assistant Camera Operator

Joe O'gorman

Special Thanks To

Norris Overly

Special Thanks To

Frank Pass

Film Lab

Ambassador Pete Peterson

Special Thanks To

Pete Peterson

Other

Ben Pollard

Special Thanks To

Joan Pollard

Special Thanks To

Andy Potvin

Sound Supervisor

Ken Rabin

Consultant

Duane Reed

Consultant

Robbie Risner

Special Thanks To

Robbie Risner

Other

Walt Rose

Film Lab

Terry Sanders

Other

Terry Sanders

Cinematographer

Terry Sanders

Screenplay

Terry Sanders

Producer

Mark Schweikert

Special Thanks To

Bob Shumaker

Special Thanks To

Lorraine Shumaker

Special Thanks To

Jerry Singleton

Special Thanks To

Jim Stockdale

Special Thanks To

Jim Stockdale

Other

Sybil Stockdale

Special Thanks To

Harry Stonecipher

Special Thanks To

Alice Stratton

Special Thanks To

Dick Stratton

Special Thanks To

Richard Stratton

Other

Leroy Stutz

Special Thanks To

James Sugar

Archival Footage

Jack Tillar

Music

Brett Wiley

Assistant Camera Operator

Dick Williams

Assistant Camera Operator

James Williams

Rerecording

Christine Zurbach Wiser

Screenplay

Christine Zurbach Wiser

Coproducer

Robert Young

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
War
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Ocean Releasing
Location
United States; Hanoi, Vietnam

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States June 10, 1999

Released in United States June 18, 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005

Released in United States Summer June 11, 1999

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Special Focus: After Vietnam) March 18-28, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth with an Attitude) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 12-20, 1999.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth with an Attitude) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Special Focus: After Vietnam) March 18-28, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 12-20, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005

Released in United States June 10, 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Independents Night!" June 10, 1999.)

Released in United States Summer June 11, 1999

Released in United States June 18, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.)