Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Return With Honor

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:June 11, 1999
Running time:102 minutes
Director:Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders
Producer:Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders
Writer:Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders

Description: It's probably not possible for any film that reexamines the historical experiences of the Vietnam War to be free from debate, and this exceptionally well-produced depiction of American POWs is certain to create animated discussion. Abstaining from basic questions regarding the war's legitimacy, filmmakers Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders present the stories of the American flyers who were captured and imprisoned in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp straightforwardly and with little editorial comment. Without question, these stories are fascinating and detailed tales of survival (both individually and collectively) under the most adverse circumstances. By allowing so many different military officers to relate their memories of their torturous years in Vietnamese hands, Return with Honor brings a human face to the POW reality that is both riveting and moving. Utilizing remarkable images and an extensive amount of previously unseen Vietnamese footage documenting imprisonment, the filmmakers (whose previous work, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won an Academy Award in 1995) offer an extremely comprehensive perspective on what generally is seen only in romantically heroic terms. The ingenuity and personal strength of the soldiers' resistance to their captors are bluntly and absorbingly related and add a new dimension to the reality of war and its suffering. But the question of whether the return of the POWs can now be viewed in a more patriotic context than was possible two decades ago still depends on one's under- standing and political opinion of a war on which we may never all agree.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Printable Fall Fun To-Do List
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities for your whole family.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, exam time, or just because, get care package ideas to brighten her day.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!