Bat 21

Bat 21

Director: Peter Markle Cast: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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Overview

Bat 21

Based on a true story, Bat 21 follows the harrowing adventures of Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton (Gene Hackman), whose plane is shot down over enemy territory while on reconnaissance behind enemy lines in Vietnam. Because Hambleton used to call the shots from behind a desk, he lacks combat survival experience and is forced to adapt while the enemy surrounds him on all sides. As the Air Force plans a risky rescue mission, he is befriended by pilot Bartholomew Clark (Danny Glover), who can't land to pick up Hambleton due to the enemy activity but keeps him company by radio. Hambleton's plight takes a turn for the worse once the brass decide to execute an intensive bombing mission in the area, whether or not they can rescue Hambleton. The colonel, meanwhile, confronted for the first time by the horrors of war, begins to reassess his role in the bloodshed. An overlooked film at the time of its release, Bat 21 is a smaller war picture that focuses on an ordinary man in an excruciating situation, and how it ultimately changes his life.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2018
UPC: 0738329233303
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 752

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Peter Markle; KLSC trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton
Danny Glover Capt. Bartholomew Clark
Jerry Reed Col. George Walker
David Marshall Grant Ross Carver
Clayton Rohner Sgt. Harley Rumbaugh
Erich Anderson Maj. Jake Scott
Joe Dorsey Col. Douglass
Willie Lai NVA/VC Officer
Michael Ng Vietnamese Man
Theodore Chan Woei-Shyong Boy on Bridge
Bonnie Young NVA/VC Officer
Jeff Baxter Helicopter Gunner
Timothy Fitzgerald EB-66 Officer
Stuart Hagen EB-66 Officer
Scott Howell Helicopter Crew
Alan King Helicopter Gunner
Michael Raden Helicopter Crew
Don Ruffin Helicopter Crew
Michael Lee Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Markle Director,Screenwriter
William C. Anderson Screenwriter
Michael Balson Co-producer,Producer
Audrey M. Bansmer Costumes/Costume Designer
Everett Creach Stunts
Vince Cresciman Production Designer
Mark Damon Co-producer
David Fisher Co-producer,Producer
George Gordon Screenwriter
Craig Huston Asst. Director
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Richard Johnson Special Effects
Evzen Kolar Producer
Louis Lazzara Makeup
Ike Magal Sound/Sound Designer
Gary A. Neill Co-producer,Producer
Marc Norman Screenwriter
Jerry Reed Executive Producer
Jerry Rees Executive Producer
Art Riddle Art Director
Karen Riddle Set Decoration/Design
Stephen E. Rivkin Editor
David Saunders Co-producer
James Terry Welden Art Director
Terry Weldon Art Director
Christopher Young Score Composer

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