We Were Soldiers

02/09/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 02/09/2002
  |  Watch Now: 29/06/2009
  |  132 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Mel Gibson stars as Colonel Hal Moore in this big budget war movie telling the true story of the Battle of Landing Zone X-Ray. The year is 1965 and Colonel Moore's men arrive in the highlands of South Vietnam ready to carry out a search-and-destroy mission. But thanks to a fault in military intelligence, they disembark near a large North Vietnamese army base and soon find themselves surrounded. What follows is a three-day battle resulting in massive casualties for both sides.