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We Were Soldiers (2002)

R
138 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Writers
Harold G. Moore (book "We Were Soldiers Once... and Young") (as Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore) | Joseph L. Galloway (book "We Were Soldiers Once... and Young") | Randall Wallace (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond | Amanda Mackey (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Designer
Thomas E. Sanders (as Tom Sanders)
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Budget
$ 75,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 20,212,543
Gross (USA)
$ 78,122,718
Gross (World)
$ 114,660,784
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Release date
Mar 1, 2002 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Mel Gibson
Lt. Col. Hal Moore Lt. Col. Hal Moore   See fewer
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Madeleine Stowe
Julie Moore Julie Moore   See fewer
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Greg Kinnear
Maj. Bruce 'Snake' Crandall Maj. Bruce 'Snake' Crandall   See fewer
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Sam Elliott
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley   See fewer
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Chris Klein
2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan 2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan   See fewer
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Keri Russell
Barbara Geoghegan Barbara Geoghegan   See fewer
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Barry Pepper
Joe Galloway Joe Galloway   See fewer
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Duong Don
Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An   See fewer
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Ryan Hurst
Sgt. Ernie Savage Sgt. Ernie Savage   See fewer
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Robert Bagnell
1st Lt. Charlie Hastings 1st Lt. Charlie Hastings   See fewer
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Marc Blucas
2nd Lt. Henry Herrick 2nd Lt. Henry Herrick   See fewer
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Josh Daugherty
Sp4 Robert Ouellette Sp4 Robert Ouellette   See fewer
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Jsu Garcia
Capt. Tony Nadal Capt. Tony Nadal   See fewer
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Jon Hamm
Capt. Matt Dillon Capt. Matt Dillon   See fewer
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Clark Gregg
Capt. Tom Metsker Capt. Tom Metsker   See fewer
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Desmond Harrington
Sp4 Bill Beck Sp4 Bill Beck   See fewer
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Blake Heron
Sp4 Galen Bungum Sp4 Galen Bungum   See fewer
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Erik MacArthur
Sp4 Russell Adams Sp4 Russell Adams   See fewer
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Dylan Walsh
Capt. Robert Edwards Capt. Robert Edwards   See fewer
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Mark McCracken
Capt. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman Capt. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman   See fewer
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Edwin 'EdVanz'd' Morrow
Pfc. Willie Godboldt (as Edwin Morrow) Pfc. Willie Godboldt (as Edwin Morrow)   See fewer
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Brian Tee
Pfc. Jimmy Nakayama Pfc. Jimmy Nakayama   See fewer
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Sloane Momsen
Cecile Moore Cecile Moore   See fewer
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Bellamy Young
Catherine Metsker Catherine Metsker   See fewer
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Simbi Kali
Alma Givens (as Simbi Kali Williams) Alma Givens (as Simbi Kali Williams)   See fewer
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Jim Grimshaw
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard   See fewer
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Forry Smith
Sfc. Carl Palmer Sfc. Carl Palmer   See fewer
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Steven Nelson
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Vincent Angell
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Michael Tomlinson
Col. Tim Brown Col. Tim Brown   See fewer
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Keith Szarabajka
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Tim Abell
Army Intelligence Officer Army Intelligence Officer   See fewer
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Patrick St. Esprit
General in Hallway General in Hallway   See fewer
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Mike White
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Daniel Roebuck
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Maia Lien
Army Wife Army Wife   See fewer
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Dan Beene
Cab Driver (as Danny Beene) Cab Driver (as Danny Beene)   See fewer
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Taylor Momsen
Daughter Julie Moore Daughter Julie Moore   See fewer
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Joshua McLaurin
Greg Moore (as Josh McLaurin) Greg Moore (as Josh McLaurin)   See fewer
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Devon Werkheiser
Steve Moore Steve Moore   See fewer
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Luke Benward
David Moore David Moore   See fewer
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Billinjer C. Tran
Viet Minh Sergeant Viet Minh Sergeant   See fewer
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Vien Hong
Mr. Nik Mr. Nik   See fewer
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Joseph Tran
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Joseph Hieu
NVA Officer NVA Officer   See fewer
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Lam Nguyen
NVA Soldier with Bayonet NVA Soldier with Bayonet   See fewer
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Diep Bui
NVA Wife (as Zoë Bui) NVA Wife (as Zoë Bui)   See fewer
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Andrew Wallace
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Michael Giordani
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Jason Powell
Sgt. Robert Stokes Sgt. Robert Stokes   See fewer
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Doug C. Cook
Capt. Ray Lefebvre Capt. Ray Lefebvre   See fewer
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Sean Bunch
Trooper on Fire (as Sean Thomas Bunch) Trooper on Fire (as Sean Thomas Bunch)   See fewer
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F. Lee Reynolds
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Frank Kostenko Jr.
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Lt. Cochran (uncredited) Lt. Cochran (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Carpenter
Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara (uncredited) Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Cate
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cheung
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Greg Craft
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald DeNoyer
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Fleming
Capt. Jon Mills (uncredited) Capt. Jon Mills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brendan Ford
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Kelli Franklin
Mrs. Charlie Hastings (uncredited) Mrs. Charlie Hastings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christian Gibson
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyndon Johnson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Klipstine
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Randy Oglesby
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7.2 / 10 | 117,443 votes