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.
Production Year: 1996
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