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Tears of the sun (Man of war) - Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Antoine Fuqua

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Movie propaganda

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

Lieutenant AK Waters (Bruce Willis), the loyal veteran officer of a US Navy SEAL unit, travels to war-torn Nigeria to rescue Doctor Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci), who runs a mission in the countryside. But when Lieutenant Waters arrives, Doctor Kendricks refuses to abandon the refugees under her care. She implores Waters to escort them on a dangerous trek through the dense jungle to the nearby border of Cameroon. During the journey the SEALs find themselves the unwitting guardians of a man sought by the rebel militia. This further endangers their already hazardous mission. But all the while it strengthens Water's resolve to protect Lena - for whom he has developed feelings - and the refugees, and to deliver them safely across the border.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film adventure war action Africa US Navy SEAL Nigeria rescue refugee genocide murder

Persons of interest

  • Bruce Willis .... Lieutenant AK Waters
  • Monica Bellucci .... Doctor Lena Fiore Kendricks
  • Cole Hauser .... James "Red" Atkins
  • Eamonn Walker .... Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew
  • Johnny Messner .... Kelly Lake
  • Nick Chinlund .... Michael "Slo" Slowenski
  • Charles Ingram .... Demetrius "Silk" Owens
  • Paul Francis .... Danny "Doc" Kelley
  • Chad Smith .... Jason "Flea" Mabry
  • Tom Skerritt .... Captain Bill Rhodes
  • Malick Bowens .... Colonel Idriss Sadique
  • Awaovieyi Agie .... Musa
  • Akosua Busia .... Patience
  • Hadar Busia-Singleton .... Amaka
  • Ida Onyango .... Lasana
  • Fabrice Yahve Habimana Junior .... Bujo
  • Sammi Rotibi .... Arthur Azuka
  • Benjamin Ochieng .... Colonel Emanuel Okeze
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis .... Gideon
  • Fionnula Flanagan .... Sister Grace
  • Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy .... Siobhan
  • Pierrino Mascarino .... Father Gianni
  • Patrick Cirillo .... Screenwriter
  • Malcolm Clarke .... Screenwriter
  • Alex Lasker .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Orr .... Screenwriter
  • John Pogue .... Screenwriter
  • Stuart Sender .... Screenwriter
  • Antoine Fuqua .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Running around in the jungle shooting things.

Mixing parts of Behind enemy lines (except that it's summer in Africa, not winter in Europe) with parts of Black hawk down (except that they're saving endangered civilians, not endangered soldiers), Tears of the sun is one of those cool "running around in the jungle shooting things" movies. Everyone runs around in the jungle shooting things. It's cool.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

121 minutes (2:01 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 14 August 2003

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