We Were Soldiers

Lists: Action, Historical, War

Brief Synopsis: "The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 2002: # 0)

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Bryan Lienesch83 - Maybe it's a little high on gung-ho patriotism and a little short on global objectivity, but that's to be expected in an otherwise very well done war flick.

People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (Lt. Col. Hal Moore)
  • Greg Kinnear (Maj. Bruce Snake Crandall)
  • Madeleine Stowe (Julie Moore)
  • Sam Elliott (Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley)
  • Chris Klein (2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan)
  • Keri Russell (Barbara Geoghegan)
  • Barry Pepper (Joe Galloway)
  • Clark Gregg (Capt. Tom Metsker)
  • Marc Blucas (2nd Lt. Henry Herrick)
  • Jsu Garcia (Capt. Tony Nadal)
  • Robert Bagnell (1st Lt. Charlie Hastings)
  • Blake Heron (Sp4 Galen Bungum)
  • Josh Daugherty (Sp4 Robert Ouellette)
  • Jon Hamm (Capt. Matt Dillon)
  • Dylan Walsh (Capt. Robert Edwards)
  • Erik MacArthur (Sp4 Russell Adams)
  • Mark McCracken (Capt. Ed Too Tall Freeman)
  • Desmond Harrington (Sp4 Bill Beck)
  • Duong Don (Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An)
  • Ryan Hurst (Sgt. Ernie Savage)
  • Brian Tee (Pfc. Jimmy Nakayama)
  • Sloane Momsen (Cecile Moore)
  • Bellamy Young (Catherine Metsker)
  • Simbi Khali (Alma Givens)
  • Jim Grimshaw (Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard)
  • Forry Smith (Sfc. Carl Palmer)
  • Steven Nelson (Sp5 Charlie Doc Lose)
  • Vincent Angell (Capt. Robert Doc Carrera)
  • Michael Tomlinson (Col. Tim Brown)
  • Keith Szarabajka (Diplomatic Spook)
  • Tim Abell (Army Intelligence Officer)
  • Patrick St. Esprit (General in Hallway)
  • Mike White (Sfc. Bob White, Mortar Sergeant)
  • Daniel Roebuck (Medevac CO)
  • Dan Beene (Cab Driver)
  • Taylor Momsen (Daughter Julie Moore)
  • Devon Werkheiser (Steve Moore)
  • Luke Benward (David Moore)
  • Vien Hong (Mr. Nik)
  • Joseph Hieu (NVA Officer)
  • Shepard Koster (Reporter)
  • Stephen Zapotoczny (Edwards Radio Operator)
  • Ben Allison (Lt. Cochran (uncredited))
  • Brian Carpenter (Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara (uncredited))
  • George Cheung (NVA Officer (uncredited))
  • Brendan Ford (Jump Coordinator (uncredited))
  • Justin Gordon (French Officer (uncredited))
  • Shannon M. Hart (Army Wife (uncredited))
  • Will Klipstine (Private Davey (uncredited))
  • Danny Le Boyer (Sergeant (uncredited))
  • Matt Mangum (Pvt. Soprano (uncredited))
  • Johnny Tri Nguyen (Young NVA Lieutenant (uncredited))
  • Randy Oglesby (Lt. Col. List (uncredited))
  • Jonathan Parks Jordan (White Private (uncredited))
  • Randall Wallace (Director)