Drama based on the true story of an American officer who is shot down on a reconnaissance flight over Vietnam and stranded in the jungle. The zone is too dangerous to allow for his rescue, so he digs in, helped only by a spotter pilot who circles overhead reporting on enemy activity. Whilst his colleagues back at base prepare for a bombing raid on the area, the man who normally plays soldiers from a safe distance tastes the horror of war.
|Lt Col Iceal Hambleton||Gene Hackman|
|Capt Bartholomew 'Bird-Dog' Clark||Danny Glover|
|Ross Carver||David Marshall Grant|
|Sgt Harley Rumbaugh||Clayton Rohner|
|Col Douglass||Joe Dorsey|