Tears of the Sun


1h 58m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugee

Film Details

Also Known As
Hostile Act, Hostile Rescue, Man of War, larmes du soleil
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
John M Reynolds
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician, Dr. Lena Kendricks. Dr. Kendricks, an American citizen by marriage, is tending to the victims of the ongoing civil war at a Catholic mission in a remote village. When Waters arrives, however, Dr. Kendricks refuses to leave unless he promises to help deliver the villagers to political asylum at the nearby border. If they are left behind, they will be at the mercy of the enormous rebel army. Waters is under strict orders from his commanding officer Captain Bill Rhodes to remain disengaged from the conflict. But as he and his men witness the brutality of the rebels first-hand, they are won over to Dr. Kendricks' cause and place their lives at risk by agreeing to escort the villagers on a perilous trek through the dense jungle. As they move through the countryside on foot, Waters' team, experts at evasion and concealment, are inexplicably and ferociously pursued by an army of rebels. They are confounded until they discover that, among the refugees, is the sole survivor of the country's previous ruling family, whom the rebels have been ordered to eliminate at all costs. Waters and his small band of soldiers must weigh the life of one man against their own and the refugees they feel obliged to protect.

Crew

Stuart M. Abramson

Key Grip

Archie K Ahuna

Special Effects Technician

Donovan Ahuna

Craft Service

Fern Ahuna

Special Effects Technician

Kent Alexander

Dolly Grip

Layla Alexander

Stunts

David H. Allen

Property Master

Shadi Almassizadeh

Digital Effects Artist

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Al Ambrosio

Rigging Grip

Mike Anderson

Grip

Mary Andrews

Adr Editor

Slamm Andrews

Music Editor

Slamm Andrews

Recording Engineer

John Armstrong

Driver

Frank Atienza

Grip

Bob Badami

Music Editor

Ron Baratie

Other

Mike Barber

Stunts

Irish Barber-kanaka'ole

Transportation Co-Captain

Pedro Barquin

Other

Eric J Bates

Assistant Property Master

Michael Bauman

Chief Lighting Technician

Ken Bazal

Loader

Billy Beaird

Best Boy Grip

Randall K Bean

Recording Engineer

Randall K Bean

Other

Guy Belegaud

Props

Bradford F Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Mitchell Bell

Production Coordinator

Hugh Bengs

Background Painter

Hugh Bengs

Rotoscope Animator

Mark Berger

Music Producer

Matthew Berner

Assistant Camera

Mattew J Biltgen

Construction

Melody Bishop

Art Department Coordinator

John Blake

Makeup

Larry Blanford

Director Of Photography

Brent Blom

On-Set Dresser

Daniel Boccoli

Assistant Editor

David Bone

Rigging Grip

Joseph Borrelli

Assistant Production Accountant

Steve Boyles

Stunts

Gary Brewer

Swing Gang

Toby Michael Bronson

Key Costumer

Kevin Brown

Lighting Technician

Ian Bryce

Producer

Conrad Buff

Editor

Kira Burns

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Jennifer Calbi

Assistant Editor

Kevin Cantrell

Production Assistant

Charisse Cardenas

Set Designer

Douglas Carter

Production Assistant

Mari-an Ceo

Costumer

Eric Chambers

Stunts

Mary Ann Changg

Tailor

Nicole Chavez

Wardrobe Assistant

Cole Chetney

Grip

Michael Chock

Foley Editor

Terry Chostner

3-D Artist

Shawn Christensen

Lighting Technician

Patrick Cirillo

Screenplay

Mark Coffey

Sound

Maguy Cohen

Interpreter

Todd Ian Cole

Production Assistant

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Nancy Collini

Costumer

Brian Costa

Production Assistant

Noelle Pollock Coughlan

Assistant Production Accountant

Shannon Crimmins

Accounting Assistant

Charles D Cullen

Lighting Technician

Mike Cunningham

Other

Beth D'amato

Rotoscope Animator

Beth D'amato

Background Painter

Holly Davis

Key Costumer

Jack Davis

Special Effects Technician

Keith Davis

Stunts

Jeff De La Rosa

Lighting Technician

Dave Deever

Video

Eileen Dennis

Assistant Production Accountant

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Artist

Gary C Diamond

Set Designer

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

Amina Allean Dieye

Production Assistant

James Dooley

Song

Dallas Dornan

Costumer

Michael Downing

Lighting Technician

Joshua Dragge

Assistant

Susan Dudeck

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Clay Duncan

Assistant

Stephen J Eads

Associate Producer

Russell Earl

Cg Supervisor

Ken Ebert

Special Effects Technician

Susan Ehrhart

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tyler Elliott

Assistant Location Manager

Brad Falk

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Farrar

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Robert Fechtman

Assistant Art Director

Melissa A. Feinberg

Assistant Property Master

Dan Feinstein

Rotoscope Animator

Dan Feinstein

Background Painter

Marc Fekkes

Production

Ed Fincher

Consultant

Mauro Fiore

Director Of Photography

Chris Fitzgerald

Adr

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Conductor

Eric Frazier

Special Effects Technician

Howard Frazier

Special Effects Technician

John Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

Dana Friedman

Visual Effects Producer

Heidi Fugeman

Associate Producer

Vance Gage

Grip

George Gambetta

Recording Engineer

George Gambetta

Other

Kirk Gardner

Camera Operator

Joe Gareri

Visual Effects Producer

Chet Garlow

Foreman

Mark Gerasimenko

Assistant Camera

Lisa Gerrard

Song

Armen Gharagozian

Best Boy Grip

Daniel J Gillooly

Other

Don Goodman

Dresser

Rhona Gordon

Tutor

David Gray

Visual Effects

Russell A Green

Production Assistant

Seth Greenwald

Dolly Grip

Albert Greenwood

Stunts

Robert Griffith

Accounting Assistant

Charles Grisham

Stunts

Sissy Grover

Coordinator

Eric Gunther

Plasterer

D Scott Guthrie

Transportation Co-Captain

Roger Guyett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Martha Haight

Assistant

Jeff Scott Hall

Props

Ira M Hammons-glass

Costumer

Emil Clayton Hampton

Assistant Camera

C William Hannah

Driver

Scott Hanson

Production Secretary

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Lori D Harris

Costumer

Paula Harris

Assistant Director

Jimmy Hart

Stunts

Shannon Hart

Art Department

Jack Haye

Modelmaker

Bruce Hayes

Special Effects Technician

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Michael Herbick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hollis Hill

Stunts

Akira Hiyama

Other

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Larry Hoki

Projectionist

Marie-noelle Pouliot Homcy

Extras Casting Assistant

Jeff House

Construction

Casey Howard

Production Assistant

Tom Hrupcho

Painter

Harry Humphries

Technical Advisor

Peg Hunter

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Jablonsky

Song

Kevin Lamont Jackson

Stunts

Patrick Jarvis

Rotoscope Animator

Patrick Jarvis

Background Painter

Chuck Jeffreys

Stunts

Lars Jensvold

Visual Effects Editor

Keith Johnson

3-D Artist

Ken J Johnson

Sound Effects

Jim Jolley

Special Effects Technician

Michael Jonascu

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Keola Jones

Grip

S Ford Jones

Other

Randy Jonsson

3-D Artist

Giselle Gurza Junco

Assistant Director

Michael Ka'ahanui

Swing Gang

Charles W Kaeo

Costumer

Mark Kalaugher

Lighting Technician

Norman Kali

Production Assistant

Eric Kanakaole

Grip

Keoua H S Kauhi

Lighting Technician

Paul Kavanagh

Digital Effects Artist

Myles Kawakami

Transportation Captain

Stacy Kawakami

Transportation

Gregg Kawecki

Production Assistant

Carole Ann Kenneally

Assistant Editor

Erma Kent

Hair Stylist

Elizabeth Kenton

Dialogue Editor

Elizabeth Kenton

Adr Supervisor

Kevin Kersting

Lighting Technician

Alan Kiriu

Special Effects Technician

Horace Knight

Stunts

Eddie Koshi

Rigging Grip

David Krudis

Accountant

Mark Kubr

Stunts

Allen Lafferty

Props

Cynthia K Lagerstrom

Lighting Technician

Dawn Lambertsen Kelly

Assistant

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Hostile Act, Hostile Rescue, Man of War, larmes du soleil
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
John M Reynolds
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 10, 2003

Project was previously in development at Universal Pictures.

Documents made available to prospective buyers of the Revolution library revealed that the actual budget was $100.5 million.

Screenplay was inspired by Robert Wise's adventure film, The Sand Pebbles (USA/1966), starring Steve McQueen.

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 10, 2003