• Publication date: April 6, 2012

Courage Under Fire

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

  • Publication date: April 6, 2012

Courage Under Fire

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

June 27, 2016 19:00 (KSA) ~ June 27, 2016 18:00 (CLT)

Denzel Washington portrays Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling, a veteran of the first Gulf War haunted by the accidental killing of a comrade.  Fearful of a public relations nightmare, Army officials hide all evidence of friendly fire, and instead pin the death on Iraqi troops.Serling is subsequently given a desk job to spare his career.

His new position requires him to investigate a soldier's eligibility for the Medal of Honor.  Captain Karen Walden(Meg Ryan) allegedly saved a unit's life by sacrificing her own, but conflicting eyewitness accounts paint a different picture.  Meanwhile Serling battles alcoholism as his family life unravels.

Courage Under Fire was a box office success, nearly doubling its $46 million budget.


  • Denzel Washington
  • Meg Ryan
  • Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Michael Moriarty
  • Matt Damon
  • Seth Gilliam