Overview

A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At first all seemed in order then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses....

  1. Edward Zwick

    Director

  2. Patrick Sheane Duncan

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling

  2. Meg Ryan

    Meg Ryan

    Captain Karen Emma Walden

  3. Lou Diamond Phillips

    Lou Diamond Phillips

    Staff Sergeant John Monfriez

  4. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Ilario

  5. Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Brigadier General Hershberg

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Courage Under Fire
Courage Under Fire

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Release Information

  • July 4, 1996
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $46,000,000.00

Revenue $100,860,818.00

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