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This film describes Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton's 7 and a half years as a prisoner of war. Held in numerous, brutal POW camps, he faced starvation, torture and terrible living conditions brought on by his North Vietnamese captors in an effort to keep communication alive between the prisoners. His wife, Jane, is also arranging a POW wives league in the U.S. in order to popularize their plight.

  1. Paul Krasny

    Director

  2. Jake Justiz

    Writer

  3. Robert Hamner

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Hal Holbrook

    Hal Holbrook

    Cmdr. Jeremiah A. Denton

  2. Eva Marie Saint

    Eva Marie Saint

    Jane Denton

  3. Mako

    Mako

    Maj. Bai

  4. Ronny Cox

    Ronny Cox

    Maj. Frank Perrin

  5. James Hong

    James Hong

    Nguyen

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When Hell Was in Session

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Status Released

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  • October 8, 1979
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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