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A.W.O.L (2006)

Short | 20 min | Short, Action, Drama

Vietnam. 1972. US Army Special Forces Major Cliff Marquette leads a squad ordered to investigate unusual reports and secure a remote jungle temple locals believe has mystical powers. The Marines guarding the temple have withheld provisions...See moreVietnam. 1972. US Army Special Forces Major Cliff Marquette leads a squad ordered to investigate unusual reports and secure a remote jungle temple locals believe has mystical powers. The Marines guarding the temple have withheld provisions for days from a Viet Cong prisoner. Despite severe mistreatment, the prisoner mysteriously shows no signs of suffering. Marquette confronts the Marine in charge, Garris for torturing a prisoner of war when suddenly enemy forces attack and mortar shells rock the temple. An exceptionally heroic, but losing battle lands Marquette in the hands of a merciless Viet Cong torturer. His men are dead; his screams unheeded. At the height of agony, Marquette's world is turned upside down. In an instant, he finds himself a stranger in the midst of an American life that apparently belongs to him - an idyllic but unrecognizable life complete with a loving wife and two children he's never seen before. Marquette struggles to take in what is happening to him. First is paranoia. Soon uncertainty and fear give way to relief and acceptance. But the twist of fate that delivered Marquette into this life from the hands of his enemy has granted him only a reprieve. The cruel pain of war is not over. As the clock strikes midnight Marquette is back in Vietnam where his torture resumes a few minutes each night. Desperately trapped between two worlds, Marquette must endure;unless, with the clock counting down, he can cheat fate. Escaping will take his wits;and it will require a gun. Written by Anonymous See less
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Shane Black (as Holly Martins)
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Updated Nov 30, 2006

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Dec 2006 (United States)

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David Morse
Marquette Marquette   See fewer
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Doug Amaturo
Marine #1 Marine #1   See fewer
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Scott Rose
Tow Head Soldier Tow Head Soldier   See fewer
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Joseph M. Smith
Marine #2 Marine #2   See fewer
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Greg Brooker
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Robert Harvey
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Roberto Kawata
Hooded Man Hooded Man   See fewer
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Julian Bane
Soldier (as Franco Calabrese) Soldier (as Franco Calabrese)   See fewer
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Simon Brooke
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Ivory Broome
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Tyree D. Burnett
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Matthew Buzzell
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Kennedy Caughell
Leah (as Britney Caughell) Leah (as Britney Caughell)   See fewer
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Felix Chan
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Anthony Cuesta
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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TJ Deline
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Matt Fling
Soldier (as Matthew Fling) Soldier (as Matthew Fling)   See fewer
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Andre Harper
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Heidi Huynh
VC Torturer VC Torturer   See fewer
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Gregory Jones
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Walter Kim
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Mark-Takeo Kosakura
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Gilbert Luna
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Keaton Mendoza
Candy Bar Kid Candy Bar Kid   See fewer
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Justin Miller
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Robert Miller
Viet Cong (as Robert Lee) Viet Cong (as Robert Lee)   See fewer
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David Miyawaki
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Tom Naughton
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Desi O'Brian Wilson
Soldier (as Desi O'Brian) Soldier (as Desi O'Brian)   See fewer
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Steven Ochoa
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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John Pi
Smiling Prisoner Smiling Prisoner   See fewer
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Joe Rabl
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Chad Randau
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Darin Sanek
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Angelo Santos
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Mario Soto
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Ash Taylor
Soldier (as Ashley Taylor) Soldier (as Ashley Taylor)   See fewer
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Jerel Taylor
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Rick Wilkinson
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Alexander Wilson
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Ray Yamagata
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Max Yoshikawa
Viet Cong Viet Cong   See fewer
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Lynda Reynoso
PTA Mom (uncredited) PTA Mom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scout Taylor-Compton
PTA Kid (uncredited) PTA Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 163 votes