Movie 'Tears of the Sun'

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He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Hostile Act Working Title
  • Rules of Engagement Original Script Title
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)

Germany German (Deutsch)

Tränen der Sonne

Ein Routineauftrag wird für A. K. Waters, Lieutenant einer acht Mann starken Navy-Spezialeinheit, zur Gewissensprobe: aus einem Krisengebiet in Afrika soll die Amerikanerin Dr. Kendricks gerettet werden, die mitten im Dschungel ein Missionskrankenhaus leitet, während das Land um sie herum vom Bürgerkrieg zerrüttet wird. Alles verläuft nach Plan, bis sich Kendricks weigert, die Menschen zurückzulassen, die in der Mission auf Schutz und Hilfe gehofft hatten, und Waters und seine Männer Zeuge werden, wie brutal die Rebellen gegen die Bevölkerung vorgehen. Entgegen den strikten Anweisungen seines Captains Bill Rhodes entscheidet Waters schließlich, sein eigenes Leben und das der Truppe zu riskieren, um die Dorfbewohner auf einem gefährlichen Marsch durch den Dschungel zur nahen Grenze zu leiten.

France French (Français)

Les Larmes du soleil

Au Nigéria, la famille du Président vient d'être assassinée et une guerre civile est sur le point d'éclater. Un commando secret mené par le lieutenant Waters est envoyé aux confins de la jungle afin de faire évacuer Lena Kendriks, une femme médecin travaillant pour une organisation humanitaire, d'un village menacé par les rebelles. Mais le cours de la mission change lorsque celle-ci refuse de partir sans les villageois...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

L'ultima alba

Dopo un colpo di stato in Nigeria, al comandante Walters è affidato il compito di portare in salvo i componenti di una missione, il cui capo è la dottoressa Lendricks, che presta la sua opera di medico volontario nella giungla. La donna non vuole però abbandonare i pazienti al loro destino, e d'altronde Waters non può imbarcare gli indigeni sul suo elicottero per non incorrere in ritorsioni diplomatiche. Preso da un soprassalto di umanità, l'ufficiale decide di disobbedire agli ordini e di accompagnare i componenti della missione fino al confine con il Camerun.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
nigeria
president
u.s. army
Genres
Action
Drama
War
Languages
English
French (Français)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
Cheyenne Enterprises
Michael Lobell Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical R
France French (Français): Theatrical 12
New Zealand Theatrical
Australia Theatrical MA15+
Germany Theatrical 16
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Austria Theatrical
Italy Theatrical
Ratings
TMDb 65% · 988 (more information on website)
IMDb 66% · 106,718 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 33% (more information on website)
metacritic 48% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Lieutenant A.K. WatersBruce Willis
Dr. Lena Fiore KendricksMonica Bellucci
James 'Red' AtkinsCole Hauser
Ellis 'Zee' PettigrewEamonn Walker
Kelly LakeJohnny Messner
Michael 'Slo' SlowenskiNick Chinlund
Demetrius 'Silk' OwensCharles Ingram
Danny 'Doc' KelleyPaul Francis
Jason 'Flea' MabryChad Smith
Captain Bill RhodesTom Skerritt
Colonel Idris SadickMalick Bowens
MusaAwaovieyi Agie
PatienceAkosua Busia
LasanaIda Onyango
Colonel Emanuel OkezeBenjamin Ochieng
General Mustafa YakubuKanayo Chiemelu
AmakaHadar Busia-Singleton
BujoFabrice Yahve Habimana Jr.
Arthur AzukaSammi Rotibi
GideonJimmy Jean-Louis
Sister GraceFionnula Flanagan
Sister SiobhanCornelia Hayes O'Herlihy
Father GianniPierrino Mascarino
TerwasePeter Mensah
President Samuel AzukaHoward Mungo
Mission RebelCle Shaheed Sloan
Rape VictimAllison Dean
Christopher MarwaRodney Charles
Village WomanJewel McDonald
Carrier ReporterHarry Van Gorkum
Rhodes' AideMichael Clossin

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department AssistantHeather Hudson
Art Department CoordinatorMelody Bishop
Art DirectionDavid Lazan
Assistant Art DirectorRobert Fechtman
Steven Schwartz
Assistant DecoratorShannon Hart
Assistant Property MasterMelissa Feinberg
Construction CoordinatorJoe Ondrejko
Construction ForemanGuy Belegaud
Graphic DesignerJason Sweers
GreensmanIsaia Robins
Ronald S. Baratie
LeadmanJason Bedig
Production DesignNaomi Shohan
Property MasterDavid H. Allen
Eric J. Bates
Set DecorationLarry Dias
Set DesignerBarbara Mesney
Charisse Cardenas
Domenic Silvestri
Gary Diamond
Set DresserRussell Maki
Storyboard ArtistJim Magdaleno
CameraAdditional PhotographyDan Moore
Additional Second Assistant CameraRobert Baek
Aerial Director of PhotographyLarry Blanford
Assistant CameraTyler Allison
Camera OperatorDouglas Olivares
Maurice K. McGuire
Camera TechnicianSteven J. Winslow
Director of PhotographyMauro Fiore
Dolly GripSeth Greenwald
First Assistant CameraGary Katsuya Ushino
GripAlan Mozo
Key GripStuart Abramson
Second Assistant CameraKen Bazal
Still PhotographerFrank Masi
Costume & Make-UpAger/DyerRebeka L. Roberts
Costume DesignMarlene Stewart
Costume SupervisorMark Peterson
CostumerNancy Collini
HairstylistErma Kent
Key CostumerHolly Davis
Key Hair StylistKenneth Walker
Key Makeup ArtistRichard Snell
Key Set CostumerToby Bronson
Makeup ArtistLeslie Devlin
Makeup Department HeadJohn Blake
Prosthetic Makeup ArtistDouglas Noe
Set CostumerLori Harris
TailorCathie Valdovino
CrewAdditional MusicJim Dooley
Aerial CoordinatorRandy Peters
Animal CoordinatorThomas L. Gunderson
ArmorerMike Cunningham
DriverKelly Loo
Generator OperatorJohn Armstrong
InternAdam Howell
Makeup EffectsChantal Boom'la
PilotDavid Paris
Post Production SupervisorSusan E. Novick
ProjectionScott Ejercito
PropmakerBrett Phillips
SecuritySteena Petersen
Set MedicJonas C. Matz
Set Production AssistantSheree Greco
Software EngineerJohn Charles
Special Effects TechnicianArchie Ahuna
Stand InKym Stys
Studio TeachersRhona Gordon
Stunt CoordinatorPhil Neilson
Stunt DoubleCharles Grisham
StuntsLayla Alexander
Technical AdvisorHarry Humphries
TranslatorMaguy R. Cohen
Transportation CaptainIrish Barber
Transportation Co-CaptainBob Wachs
Transportation CoordinatorRandy Peters
Unit PublicistErnie Malik
Utility StuntsJosef Cannon
Visual Effects EditorLars Jensvold
DirectingAdditional Second Assistant DirectorGiselle Gurza
DirectorAntoine Fuqua
First Assistant DirectorK.C. Hodenfield
Script SupervisorMary Anne Seward
Second Assistant DirectorJeff Okabayashi
Second Second Assistant DirectorPaula Case
Second Unit DirectorPhil Neilson
EditingAssistant EditorJennifer Calbi
Color TimerJim Passon
EditorChristopher Holmes
Conrad Buff IV
First Assistant EditorCarole A. Kenneally
Negative CutterMo Henry
LightingAssistant Chief Lighting TechnicianSimone Perusse
Best Boy ElectricMichael Tolochko
Chief Lighting TechnicianKelly Clear
ElectricianKevin Brown
GafferMichael Bauman
Rigging GafferCharlie McIntyre
Rigging GripArmen Gharagozian
ProductionADR Voice CastingBarbara Harris
Art Department Production AssistantAnne Marie Wilson
Assistant AccountantJoseph K. Borrelli
Assistant Location ManagerBrad Bell
Assistant Production CoordinatorSusan Ehrhart
Associate ProducerCathy Schulman
Heidi Fugeman
Stephen J. Eads
CastingMary Vernieu
Casting AssistantBeanie Barnes
Casting AssociateShalimar Reodica
Co-ProducerSteven P. Saeta
Executive In Charge Of Post ProductionDaniel R. Chavez
Executive ProducerJoe Roth
Extras CastingDeedra Ricketts
Extras Casting AssistantK.D. Smith
Extras Casting CoordinatorKira Burns
First Assistant AccountantNoelle Coughlan
Location AssistantNorman Kali
Location ManagerLiz Matthews
Payroll AccountantDavid Krudis
ProducerArnold Rifkin
Ian Bryce
Mike Lobell
Production AccountantDenise Morgan McGrath
Production AssistantDoug Carter
Production CoordinatorMitchell Bell
Production SecretaryScott Hanson
ResearcherAmina Allean Dieye
Second Assistant AccountantEileen M. Dennis
Travel CoordinatorSissy Grover
Unit Production ManagerSteven P. Saeta
SoundADR EditorMary Andrews
ADR MixerHoward London
ADR SupervisorElizabeth Kenton
Assistant Sound EditorOscar Mitt
Boom OperatorMarvin E. Lewis
ConductorBruce Fowler
Dialogue EditorCurt Schulkey
Hugo Weng
Susan Dudeck
First Assistant Sound EditorJosephine Nericcio
Foley EditorMike Chock
Foley SupervisorJohn Joseph Thomas
Music EditorSlamm Andrews
Music ProgrammerMatthias Weber
MusicianHugh Marsh
OrchestratorBruce Fowler
Original Music ComposerHans Zimmer
Lisa Gerrard
Playback SingerHarrison White
Production Sound MixerWillie D. Burton
Scoring MixerMalcolm Luker
Sound DesignerKen J. Johnson
Sound Effects EditorKen J. Johnson
Sound Re-Recording MixerDaniel J. Leahy
Michael Herbick
Steve Pederson
Sound RecordistSean Landeros
Supervising Music EditorBob Badami
Supervising Sound EditorGeorge Simpson
VocalsLisa Gerrard
Visual EffectsDigital CompositorsTory Mercer
Special Effects SupervisorJohn Frazier
Visual EffectsPatrick Phillips
Visual Effects CoordinatorDavid M. Gray
Visual Effects ProducerDenise Ream
Visual Effects SupervisorScott Farrar