When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to receive a medal of honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons. Matt Damon co-stars in this powerful and provocative drama.

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Courage Under Fire (1996)

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War/Action/Mystery/Drama · 1h 52m · 7/12/1996

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A medal for honor. A search for justice. A battle for truth.

Description

When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to receive a medal of honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons. Matt Damon co-stars in this powerful and provocative drama.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

20th Century Fox

Budget

$46,000,000

Revenue

$58,918,501
Part Of
Cast
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Denzel Washington

Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling
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Lou Diamond Phillips

Staff Sergeant John Monfriez
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Michael Moriarty

Brigadier General Hershberg
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Matt Damon

Specialist Ilario
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Bronson Pinchot

Bruno
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Seth Gilliam

Altameyer
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Regina Taylor

Meredith Serling
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Zeljko Ivanek

Ben Banacek
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Scott Glenn

Tony Gartner, Washington Post
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Tim Guinee

Rady
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Norman Schwarzkopf

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Tim Ransom

Boylar
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Armand Darrius

Robins
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Ned Vaughn

Lieutenant Chelli
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Manny Perez

Jenkins
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David McSwain

Egan
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Sean Patrick Thomas

Thompson
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Ken Jenkins

Joel Walden
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Kathleen Widdoes

Geraldine Walden
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Christina Stojanovich

Anne Marie Walden
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Lucky Luciano

Nathan Serling Jr.
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Erica C. Newman

Joleen Serling
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Jamal A. Mays

Brian Serling
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Ashlee Jordan Pryor

Josie Serling
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Sean Astin

Patella
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Jenni Tooley

Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
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Meg Ryan

Captain Karen Emma Walden
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Michole White

Maria
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Jeffrey Waid

Hillerman
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Patrick Young

Drill Team Commander
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Jack Watkins

Coffee Sergeant
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Matt Sigloch

Cadre
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Jim Morse

Cadre (as James Paul Morse)
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Bruce McGill

McQuillan
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Rory J. Aylward

Teegarden's Crew Chief
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Kyle Mickaelian

Refueler
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Michael Dolan

Orderly
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John Roarke

The President
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Tom Schanley

Questioner
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Robert Apisa

Iraqi Tank Commander (as Bob Apisa)
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Daniel Gonzalez

Laughing Gunner
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Albert Hall

Speaker
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Richard Venture

Don Boylar
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Amy Hathaway

Annie
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Reed Frerichs

Delinquent Soldier
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Julius Carter

Rowtero
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Mark Adair-Rios

Bobcat 5 (uncredited)
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Peter Arnett

CNN Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
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George Bush

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Steven Derek

Graduating Cadet (uncredited)
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Saddam Hussein

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Larry King

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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James LaMarr

Base Soldier (uncredited)
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Colin Powell

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jimmy Ray Pickens

Soldier
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Diane Baker

Louise Boylar
Crew
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Edward Zwick

Director
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Patrick Sheane Duncan

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/26/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD)

12/26/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

1/23/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

9/7/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD)

6/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/26/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Courage Under Fire

(DVD)

12/26/2000

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