Saving Jessica Lynch: The Rescue of an American Soldier


2h 2003

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story, the drama chronicles the initial ambush on the 507th Maintenance Company to the rescue of American POW Jessica Lynch during the war with Iraq, based on accounts of the Iraqi lawyer, Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief, who proved instrumental in her recovery as well as surviving member

Film Details

Also Known As
NBC Jessica Lynch Project, Saving Jessica Lynch
Release Date
2003
Location
Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Based on the true story, the drama chronicles the initial ambush on the 507th Maintenance Company to the rescue of American POW Jessica Lynch during the war with Iraq, based on accounts of the Iraqi lawyer, Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief, who proved instrumental in her recovery as well as surviving members of the 507th and Defense Department documents.

Crew

Rick Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Fernando Altschul

Assistant Director

Joe Anderson

Transportation Coordinator

Ron Anderson

Set Production Assistant

Klaus Badelt

Music Producer

Adnan Bahar

Technical Advisor

Scott Balkcom

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Boyd

Editor

Major J Todd Breasseale

Technical Advisor

Major J Todd Breasseale

Other

Joey Cade

Assistant

Michael Chanke

Production Supervisor

Bob Chmiel

Executive Producer

Stephen M Chudej

Costume Designer

Gigi Coker

Makeup

Stephanie Corsalini

Casting Director

Vincent Cresciman

Production Designer

Kim M Davis

Location Manager

Claude Diaz

Hair Stylist

Ramin Djawadi

Music

Mignonne Evans

Script Supervisor

John Fasano

Writer

Randy Fife

Stunt Coordinator

John A Frick

Art Director

Brad Gilmore

Casting Assistant

Jeremy Slade Haak

Assistant Director

Darrell Henke

Sound Mixer

Dan Jackson

Assistant Camera

Michael R Joyce

Producer

Mike Joyce

Line Producer

Liz Keigley

Casting Director

Thomas Keniston

Unit Production Manager

Steve A Kennedy

Assistant

Dessie Markovsky

Music Editor

Terri Martin

Assistant Director

Michael May

Camera Operator

Michael May

Steadicam Operator

Joseph Melody

Supervising Sound Editor

Daley Miller

Visual Effects Producer

Brandon Oldenburg

Visual Effects Supervisor

Angela Padilla

Production Coordinator

Mike Parsons

Property Master

Daniel L. Paulson

Executive Producer

Susan Pearce

Production Accountant

Chuck Peil

Associate Producer

Joel Ransom

Director Of Photography

Kerry Rike

Key Grip

Richard D Rogers

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Juan Romero

Gaffer

Sari Sandefur

Casting Director

Augusto Schillaci

Cg Supervisor

Phil Shirey

Set Decorator

Philip Strub

Assistant

Bob Sturtevant

Construction Coordinator

Bob Trevino

Special Effects Coordinator

James G White

Assistant Editor

Richard Winnie

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
NBC Jessica Lynch Project, Saving Jessica Lynch
Release Date
2003
Location
Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 9, 2003

Aired in USA on NBC November 9, 2003 during sweeps.

Began shooting August 25, 2003

Originally envisioned as a look at Jessica Lynch's capture and ordeal as well as her rescue, network announced the material will focus more on the U.S. Army efforts to save her rather than her personal experience.

Project developed using public domain information and after securing the rights from Mohammed Al Rehaief and did not have input from Lynch or her family.

Project officially greenlit as of 5/12/2003.